Arkansas Governor and Republican Legislature Legalize Professional Licenses to Illegal Aliens

Breitbart’s John Binder reported on a new Arkansas law that took effect on July 1st which allows DACA Illegal Aliens to secure professional licenses from Arkansas’ many boards and regulators.

Arkansas Republicans, including Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R), have helped secure professional licenses for illegal aliens enrolled in former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program thanks to the passage of new state law.

The law, which took effect July 1, will now allow the state’s nearly 5,000 DACA illegal aliens, along with illegal aliens who hold federal government-issued work permits, to obtain professional licenses to hold jobs in education and healthcare, among other industries.

Hutchinson said “all of Arkansas benefits” when DACA illegal aliens can obtain professional licenses to take jobs in the state. Only State Sen. Trent Garner (R) and State Reps. Joshua Bryant (R), Bruce Cozart (R), and Gayla McKenzie (R) voted against the legislation.

“The passing of this law was a special moment in Arkansas history,” Hutchinson said.

While helping Illegal Aliens was the goal, the bill’s title makes the motivation less transparent.  The new law is vaguely titled “AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE OCCUPATIONAL OR PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE FOR CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS“.

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