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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