#1 California Supreme Court Grants Law License To Illegal Immigrant
01-02-2014, 10:11 PM
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This is beyond illogical
(NBC News) — An undocumented immigrant who has met the requirements to practice law in California must be given a legal license, the state’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a landmark case that could set a national precedent.
The California Supreme Court ruled that Sergio Garcia, who first came to the United States from Mexico unlawfully as a child, must receive his license — the first decision of its kind in the U.S. that could affect other undocumented immigrants who hope to follow in his footsteps. Two similar cases are pending in Florida and New York.
“I’m speechless, tired, relieved,” Garcia said moments after the ruling came down. “I’m glad it’s over.”
The court case dates back to May 2012, when the justices said they would hear the case. Garcia won initial backing from the State Bar of California, which determined that he had met the rules for admission and his lack of legal status in the United States should not automatically disqualify him. But the Justice Department initially filed briefs saying Garcia should not get a license – a stance it later backed away from. Garcia also got support from the California General Assembly, which passed a law last fall saying undocumented immigrants like him could get their law licenses. Gov. Jerry Brown signed it into law, but the matter was pending before the court, and the justices did not dismiss the case.
“The court has been extremely, extremely conservative,” Garcia said. “We fought hard. We had incredible victories last year [with the California General Assembly].”
Still, he said, Thursday’s ruling “could have gone either way.”
“I never in my life imagined it would take me longer to win my right to practice than it took to actually get my degree,” Garcia said. “I’m glad California is moving forward and I think we’re setting a good example for the rest of the country.”
01-03-2014, 12:22 AM
Good God, what a moronic state California has become.CU's Paranormal Expert.
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01-03-2014, 12:41 AM
Somewhere I read that a paraphrase similar to "just because he's licensed doesn't mean he will be allowed to practice."It's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes. Gandhi
Originally Posted by Carol
01-03-2014, 06:33 AM
Liberalism Is The Philosophy Of The Stupid
To Achieve Ordered Liberty You Must Have Moral Order As Well
The libs/dems of today are the Quislings of former years. The cowards who would vote a fraud into office in exchange for handouts from the devil.
01-04-2014, 06:21 AM
"California Supreme Court Grants Law License To Illegal Immigrant"
Is that the end of the sentence? They left off the "and is immediately deported" part.Be Not Afraid.
01-04-2014, 01:03 PM
Rule-of-law is dead in this country, except for prosecuting street crime, and even the decisions as to who will actually be prosecuted is polluted based on identity politics. It's all extra-legislative politics now.
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