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BREAKING: Legislature overrides DREAMer...

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Posted at 11:34 AM, Apr 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-20 21:19:31-04

The Nebraska Legislature has overridden Governor Pete Ricketts' veto of a bill that allows DREAMers to obtain professional licenses.

Senators voted 31-13 to overturn the veto. A large crowd of supporters of the bill in the gallery loudly cheered after the vote.  On Tuesday, Ricketts personally lobbied senators to try to stop them from overriding his veto.

The bill applies to young immigrants who entered the country illegally but received temporary legal status under a 2012 Obama administration policy.
 
Supporters say it will help fill jobs in a state where companies are struggling to find qualified workers. Ricketts says it's unfair to those who came here legally.
 
We will have more details and reaction coming up on our later newscasts.