California One Of Handful Of States To Simplify Professional Licensing Path For Immigrants
But in other states, students wanting to join the medical industry face greater uncertainty.
The Associated Press:
For Some Immigrants, An Easier Path To Professional Work
There were moments in nursing school when Hina Naveed was tempted to quit, not because she couldn't do the work, but because she wondered whether, as an undocumented immigrant, she'd be allowed to get a license once she graduated. California passed a law in 2014 that eased licensing restrictions in 40 professions for qualified persons regardless of immigration status. Florida is granting law licenses to DACA holders. Nevada opened up teaching licenses, said Tanya Broder of the National Immigration Law Center. (3/13)