by Josh T. Smith, Research Manager
Posted July 30, 2019 In Scholar Commentary

Want To Help Immigrants?
Reform Occupational Licensing Restrictions

AP Photo/Adam Lau

Latinos are quickly becoming a large portion of the American electorate, and issues that are important to them will be a big part of 2020 election strategies. A major element of that outreach strategy will be how candidates handle immigration.

But an unlikely immigration issue is actually a collection of state policies that hold immigrants back — occupational licensing. These laws regulate who can work in certain professions and even though the moderators at the debate asked several questions about how federal candidates would improve the lives of immigrants state policymakers can do a lot as well..

Read the full op-ed as it was published by Daily Caller.

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