(NEWS) New Jersey to allow Professional and Occupational Licensing Regardless of Immigration Status

Last week, the New Jersey Assembly sent legislation to Governor Phil Murphy’s desk that would prohibit the state’s professional and occupational licensing agencies from requiring applicants to establish lawful presence in the United States as a condition of obtaining a professional or occupational license. Gov. Murphy is expected to sign the bill into law according to his spokesperson, Alyana Alfaro, who said in a statement to NorthJersey.com, that “Governor Murphy believes that immigrants are a critical part of the fabric of life in New Jersey and that they should not face unnecessary barriers as they seek to participate in our society and economy.”

New Jersey to Allow Professional and Occupational Licensing Regardless of Immigration Status
The National Law Review, August 7, 2020
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