January 3rd, 2014
09:54 AM ET

Undocumented Man Gets Law License

A green card is no longer a prerequisite for a law license in California.

Thursday, the California supreme court ruled in favor of Sergio Garcia, a 36-year-old undocumented immigrant from Mexico.

Garcia attended law school and passed the bar in California but was not able to get his license because of his immigration status.

Garcia applied for a visa when he was 17, but nineteen years later, the visa still hasn't been processed.

Thursday's decision marks the end of a long legal battle for Garcia.

His critics argue someone without legal status shouldn't be allowed to practice law, but for Garcia the decision is a dream come true.

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  1. Dave Francis

    YOU CANNOT TRUST EITHER POLITICAL PARTY?

    A new year’s resolution for all of Congress is to demand the Obama Administration follow the "Rule of Law" and the dictates of the U.S. Constitution. It’s unprecedented the laws that have been encroached by the Leftist Progressive. End excessive rules and regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency. This is the first time that our country has been divided since the inception of the Civil War. Shrink government, cut the American deficit, stop illegal aliens being rewarded with citizenship; their offspring gaining immediate citizenship to supplement parent’s income. It should be a Felony to unlawfully enter this nation without permission. Currently on the Socialist menu for illegal immigrants is granting the privilege of a driver’s license, and now a right to practice law? WHATS NEXT AN ILLEGAL ALIEN POLITICIAN?

    Still millions of Americans are jobless, yet special interests want to import another 30 million into the country; already 1 million plus arrive annually. If the Justice Department followed the law, and we tracked illegal aliens and deported them, those jobs would be quickly filled by neglected low income Americans; thousands would no longer need unemployment benefits, except the parasites that live off their taxpayer host. Let us introduce a biometric Social Security Card ID to halt foreigners from stealing jobs, collapse non-citizens from voting in our election and criminals and foreign nationals gaining access to our credit profiles. Introduce a referendum for a FLAT TAX. In conclusion the theft of tax payer dollars by the IRS to support "deadbeats” and the corruption that is rampant in the halls of Congress and state legislators must end. ALL laws governed by the Constitution will be fulfilled by the physical moderate TEA PARTY.

    ALERT: House speaker Boehner pushing to revamp immigration system, hires Gang of Eight advisers. Fax Congress – Tell them to secure the borders first! http://petitions.conservativeactionalerts.com

    January 5, 2014 at 2:57 pm | Reply

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