As a nation of immigrants, we have people from all walks of lives with different languages and cultures with so much to contribute to our local community.
Some states are taking steps to help immigrants and refugees contribute to the local economy so that they can pursue their American Dream.
Unfortunately, some states such as ours still has some barriers holding back immigrants from becoming independent contributing members in our economy so that they can reach their full potential. Currently, immigrants who have hopes of attaining their goal in the trade fields (cosmetology, plumbing, electrician, etc) are facing a language barrier.
The way it is happening is through DORA (Department of State Regulatory Agencies) state required exams that are only provided in English and in cases written exams. One should be measured on their understanding in their field of trade not how great their English is. Learning a second language is hard enough all while assimilating to a new culture and custom. The immigrant communities just want to be able to work so they can provide for their families.
If you agree, let your local elected official know.