For some immigrants, an easier path to professional work

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NEW YORK (AP) New York and a handful of other states have been taking steps to make it easier for some undocumented immigrants to get the professional licenses that allow them to work in fields like teaching, nursing and architecture.

A state board that oversees licensing for more than 50 different types of professionals is adopting regulations opening its application process to certain immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children.

The change involves a limited class of immigrants granted the legal right to work in the U.S. under the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.

Other states that have taken similar steps include California, Florida and Nevada.

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