With the staggering number of illegal immigrants in California, it is not uncommon to meet someone that has been educated in the U.S., working to seek to better their lives and their families future, but unable to work the job they studied so hard for. A group of California lawmakers have announced they are going to try to change that. Following up on the California Supreme Court’s recent ruling allowing illegal immigrants to practice law in the State of California, State Senator Ricardo Lara of Los Angeles (33rd Dist.) proposing a Bill that would ease the licensing process for psychologists and pharmacists, in addition to other healthcare professionals, and for about two dozen other occupations including real estate agents and security guards. The measure passed the state Senate on Thursday. SB 1159 would allow about 40 state boards to accept a federal taxpayer identification number as proof of identification in lieu of a Social Security number.
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