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01-03-2014 05:47 PM  4 years agoPost 1
Dennis (RIP)

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CA Supreme Court upholds law licenses for illegal aliens

By San Jose Mercury News (CA) January 3, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Citing a new state law allowing illegal immigrants to get their law licenses, the California Supreme Court on Thursday paved the way for a Chico man to fulfill his dream of becoming an attorney despite his not being a U.S. citizen.

In a unanimous ruling, the state Supreme Court determined there is no reason to block Sergio Garcia's bid for a California law license, now that a new law permits the state's high court to give such licenses to immigrants who are not yet citizens. State legislators, backed by Gov. Jerry Brown, pushed the legislation last fall as Garcia's case was unfolding in the Supreme Court, which has a final say on licensing California attorneys.


During arguments in the fall, the justices appeared unlikely to back Garcia because federal immigration law precludes giving a law license to illegal immigrants. But the court invited the Legislature to fix the problem if it wanted to solve the conflict with federal laws. In Thursday's ruling, the Supreme Court concluded that there is no longer reason to deny a law license to Garcia, or other illegal immigrants in his position.

"We conclude there is no state law or state public policy that would justify precluding undocumented immigrants, as a class from obtaining a law license in California," Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye wrote for the court.

Garcia, a law school graduate who has waited for his green card for nearly a decade, has been in limbo while the state Supreme Court determined whether it had the legal authority to give him a law license. Attorney General Kamala Harris and the State Board of Bar Examiners backed Garcia in the Supreme Court, but the Obama administration argued that federal immigration law prevents such licensing unless a state adopts a specific law allowing law licenses for illegal immigrants.

U.S. Justice Department lawyers abandoned their opposition to Garcia's law license once the governor signed the legislation removing the primary impediment to his quest to become a lawyer.

Garcia could not be reached for comment Monday, but in the past has told this newspaper he has dreamed of becoming a lawyer and hoped his case would open the door for immigrants in his position to gain the right to a law license. Garcia, who has been in the United States since high school and has relatives who have become citizens, estimates it will still be years before he can get his legal immigration status through the cumbersome federal immigration system.

Harris and State Bar President Luis Rodriguez praised the decision to license Garcia, saying it opens the door to immigrants in a similar position. "California's success has hinged on the hard work and self-sufficiency of immigrants like Sergio," a spokesman for the attorney general said.

Similar legal challenges are unfolding in Florida and New York, where illegal immigrants with law degrees are also seeking law licenses.

http://www.gopusa.com/news/2014/01/...s/?subscriber=1

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01-03-2014 06:34 PM  4 years agoPost 2
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The liberals are loving this.

People in violation of Federal immigration laws must be given a law license in California if they meet other requirements. Why bother with other requirements if they are already in violation of the US Constitution? Why not give out a law license with a driver's license?
Attorney’s Oath

I solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of an attorney and counse1lo2r at law to the best of my knowledge and ability.

https://www.calbarxap.com/applicati...ection_6068.pdf

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01-03-2014 06:48 PM  4 years agoPost 3
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Just swell. Hell, lets let them run for POTUS! Why not? Can't be anyworse then what we have. Hello Rome!

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01-03-2014 09:08 PM  4 years agoPost 4
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Having laws is a sham.

He is required to take the oath to support the constitution of the United States while violating Federal law.

This makes a mockery of our system of laws.

But liberals love this.

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01-03-2014 09:11 PM  4 years agoPost 5
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This makes a mockery of our system of laws.
The entire state of CA makes a mockery of our entire nation.

Democrats are so stupid.

They might as well give a license to practice law to escoboob.

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01-03-2014 09:56 PM  4 years agoPost 6
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Make em Judge's , Police officer's, Sheriff's, Immigration Official's, Military leader's, Mayor's Governor's, Political Official's and of COURSE

My name is Pedro - I am from Vensualalia and I speak Farsi
Also Knew Hugo and the "I'm a Little Nutt Job" from Iran.

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01-05-2014 08:29 PM  4 years agoPost 7
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Fwiw..

Yet another validation of my political posture as a non -card carrying anarchist.
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01-05-2014 08:31 PM  4 years agoPost 8
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Yet another validation of my political posture as a non -card carrying anarchist.
Can't blame you at all for that.

Liberty once lost, is lost forever.

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