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AG's Must Deal with Immigration Issues and State Professional Licensing

Almost all AG's provide legal counsel to state licensing boards and therefore are now facing the issue of whether immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children will be able to work in these licensed professions in light of President Obama's 2012 Executive Order.  Depending on the decision of the US Supreme Court in US v. Texas, the issue could become even larger. The legislature in one state, Nebraska, overrode a veto and came down on the side of the immigrants.  One way or the other, all AG's will have to counsel their client licensing boards on this issue.