May 8, 2016

THE INTERN WILL DOCTOR YOU NOW:

'A way for me to come out of hiding': Immigrants in U.S. illegally are given a shot to return to their professions (Patrick McGreevy, 5/08/16, LA Times)
 
In Mexico, Marco Nava was a trained cosmetologist working in a salon. He specialized in hair styling and coloring. But for eight of the nine years since he came to the United States illegally he toiled in the shadows, working as a field hand harvesting grapes near Porterville.

These days, Nava is back in an air-conditioned barbershop doing what he loves thanks to a year-old California law that allows immigrants in the U.S. illegally to apply for state licenses as barbers, cosmetologists, auto mechanics, security guards and other professions.

The law also covers professionals including doctors, nurses, psychologists and pharmacists.

It always embarrassed The Wife when the trainee next to her had already practiced medicine for years.  Of course, most of these things ought not require a license in the first place.



Posted by at May 8, 2016 8:15 AM

  

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