California court lets undocumented immigrant practice law

 Friday, January 3, 2014


The California Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that an undocumented Mexican immigrant should be licensed to practice law in a closely watched case on immigration rights. The unanimous ruling in favor of Sergio Garcia came after California legislators passed a bill last year that specifically authorized the high court to allow qualified applicants into the state bar, regardless of their immigration status. California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye wrote that current immigration policy makes it "extremely unlikely" that a law abiding individual such as Garcia would be deported.
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