A new report from the Little Hoover Commission urges the Legislature to “embrace” professionally trained immigrants. Often, well-educated immigrants take jobs with salaries because state-mandated professional license programs stall them from pursuing the careers they held in their home countries. A recent Bee investigation found well-educated Afghan refugees in Sacramento County taking low-wage jobs for that reason.
A new report from the Little Hoover Commission urges the Legislature to “embrace” professionally trained immigrants. Often, well-educated immigrants take jobs with salaries because state-mandated professional license programs stall them from pursuing the careers they held in their home countries. A recent Bee investigation found well-educated Afghan refugees in Sacramento County taking low-wage jobs for that reason. RenÂee C. Byer rbyer@sacbee.com
A new report from the Little Hoover Commission urges the Legislature to “embrace” professionally trained immigrants. Often, well-educated immigrants take jobs with salaries because state-mandated professional license programs stall them from pursuing the careers they held in their home countries. A recent Bee investigation found well-educated Afghan refugees in Sacramento County taking low-wage jobs for that reason. RenÂee C. Byer rbyer@sacbee.com

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