Report on legislative initiatives involving immigration

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A report by the American Immigration Council highlights state actions. "Maine established a commission to study the integration of foreign-trained physicians into their healthcare workforce. Maryland removed the requirements for lawful presence as a condition for licensure, certification, or registration, which is a pivotal step in addressing the state’s healthcare workforce needs. Tennessee and Virginia reduced the barriers to professional licensure for internationally trained healthcare professionals face." North Dakota and Minnesota became the 17th and 18th states to create offices of new Americans to assist immigrants with workforce and licensure issues.

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