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Nebraska Senators override Governor Ricketts’ veto

On Behalf of | Apr 21, 2016 | Immigration |

Nebraska senators just issued a 31-13 vote, rejecting Governor Pete Ricketts’ vetoday. The motion concerned giving individuals who came to the U.S. illegally as children the chance to obtain commercial and professional licenses. Gov. Ricketts reportedly stated that he felt his veto echoed the thoughts of the general public in Nebraska. Despite this, the senators’ vote overrode the issue.

The decision allowed numerous individuals across the state the right to continue working and/or obtain permits professional licenses.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a program that allows children who arrived in the U.S. the chance to receive work permits, live in the U.S., and receive educational benefits. However, it does not automatically lead to permanent residence or U.S. citizenship, which is a separate process. Our Lincoln immigration attorneys can assist with your path to citizenship should you have any questions.

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