Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Senate votes 34-1 for migrants bill

- — Michael R. Wickline

The Senate on Monday approved a bill that would allow migrants with federal work permits to receive occupation­al and profession­al licenses in Arkansas.

Senate voted 34-1 to approve House Bill 1735, by Rep. Clint Penzo, R-Springdale, sending the bill to the governor.

The bill follows efforts in recent sessions to allow migrants protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to receive nursing and teaching licenses.

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