(NEWS) Murphy signs law allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain professional licenses

Immigrants without legal status can now obtain professional and occupational licenses in New Jersey as long as they meet all other requirements under a bill signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Phil Murphy. In a virtual signing ceremony broadcast live on Facebook, Murphy said the bill prohibits lawful presence in the United States as a qualification for obtaining the licenses, which are required by many professions. He said the bill was “the right and smart” thing to do in New Jersey and helps fill labor shortages in health professions and other fields by immigrants and “Dreamers,” undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children.

Murphy signs law…
The Record, September 1, 2020
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