California court lets undocumented immigrant practice law

 Friday, January 3, 2014

 Reuters

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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