New Jersey Assembly passes bill that would allow illegal immigrants to obtain professional licenses
published 01.08.2020 20:14
With high unemployment, the legislative focus should have been targeted to unemployed citizens and legal immigrants in New Jersey who desperately need to go back to work, instead of encouraging more illegal immigration."
"Allowing those in the country illegally to get occupational or professional licenses takes jobs away from American citizens and legal immigrants," said FAIR State and Local Engagement Director Shari Randall.
NEW JERSEY GOV. PHIL MURPHY SIGNS LAW LETTING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS GET DRIVER'S LICENSES It came at a time when Americans faced heightened unemployment and economic turmoil due to coronavirus-related restrictions.
New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to sign legislation passed in the State Assembly Thursday that would allow illegal immigrants to obtain professional and occupational licenses in the state, raising concerns about the supply of jobs during a pandemic.
Like other states, New Jersey approved a bill that allowed illegal immigrants to obtain drivers' licenses.