- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 5, 2015

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A bill that would make it easier for immigrants with temporary legal status to get a Nevada teaching license has passed the Senate.

Senators voted 19-0 on Wednesday to approve AB27, which already passed the Assembly. It’s expected to arrive at the governor’s desk soon.

The bill affects immigrants including those who have work permits through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA recipients or DREAMers.

Existing law allows the state superintendent to give a teaching license to someone who is not a citizen but has a work permit only if there’s a teacher shortage for a subject the person can teach.

The bill would allow those immigrants to get a teaching license if a district has a teacher shortage of any kind.

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