MADISON (AP) - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says illegal immigrants cannot receive professional licenses or credentials from the state.I haven't read the opinion yet so I'll withold judgement. Now we'll see if Van Hollen's defenders like Bill Christofferson rush to defend Van Hollen's interpretation of the law.
Van Hollen says in a formal legal opinion that the Department of Regulation and Licensing should verify the immigration status for all of those applying for professional licenses.
He says the department can do so by using a database operated by the Department of Homeland Security.
The department issues 128 different types of credentials in over 55 professional fields. They include many health and business professions.
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