CITIZENSHIP GOES OUT THE WINDOW: NY Board Votes to Allow Illegals to Obtain Professional Licenses

Jobs-UnemploymentDoes being a citizen mean anything anymore?

Illegal immigrants may soon be teachers, pharmacists, dentists and other professions that require certification in New York.

The state’s Board of Regents has voted to adopt new regulations allowing individuals granted executive amnesty — via President Obama’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — to apply for teacher certification and other professional licenses.

“These are young people who came to the U.S. as children,” State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia said in a statement Wednesday. “They are American in every way but immigration status.”

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“They’ve done everything right,” she continued. “They’ve worked hard in school, some have even served in the military, but when it’s time to apply for a license, they’re told ‘Stop. That’s far enough. We shouldn’t close the door on their dreams.  Allowing these young people to get professional licenses will open up a new world of economic opportunity for them.”

Read more: Breitbart


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