California Supreme Court to rule on law license for illegal immigrant

January 2, 2014

lawThe California Supreme Court will rule Thursday whether a man living in the U.S. illegally can receive a license to practice law.

Undocumented immigrant Sergio Garcia has graduated from law school and passed the state bar exam. Federal law, however, prohibits a state agency from granting a professional license to an illegal immigrant

In September, the majority of the court justices appeared reluctant to approve a license for Garcia.

The California Legislature then passed emergency legislation, changing the state Business and Professions Code to allow the Supreme Court to approve law licenses for illegal immigrants. Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law in October.

The state Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday will weigh the new California law against the federal statute.

The California State Bar is petitioning the court to issue Garcia a law license.

 


19 Comments

  1. NorthCountyGuy says:

    Illegal aliens are criminals; Criminals who should be deported. The CA Supreme Court itself is a bunch of law-breaking criminals.

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  2. achillesheal says:

    Crime pays. Just ask any elected official from the president on down to jug head Capps and everyone in between.

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  3. Truth says:

    AS PER c f THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT;

    The practice of Law CAN NOT be licensed by any state/State.
    c f (Schware v. Board of Examiners, 353 U.S. 238, 239)

    The practice of Law is AN OCCUPATION OF COMMON RIGHT!
    c f (Sims v. Aherns, 271 S.W. 720 (1925))

    The “CERTIFICATE” from the State Supreme Court:

    ONLY authorizes,

    To practice Law “IN COURTS” as a member of the STATE JUDICIAL BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT.

    Can ONLY represent WARDS OF THE COURT, INFANTS, PERSONS OF UNSOUND MIND (SEE CORPUS JURIS SECUNDUM, VOLUME 7, SECTION 4.)

    “CERTIFICATE” IS NOT A LICENSE to practice Law AS AN OCCUPATION, nor to DO BUSINESS AS A LAW FIRM!!!

    The “STATE BAR” CARD IS NOT A LICENSE!!! It is a “UNION DUES CARD”.

    The “BAR” is a “PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION.”

    1. Like the Actors Union, Painters Union, etc.

    2. No other association, EVEN DOCTORS, issue their own license. ALL ARE ISSUED BY THE STATE.

    It is a NON-GOVERNMENTAL PRIVATE ASSOCIATION.

    There are NO licenses’ to grant! Not one attorney can produce a license, only a “BAR
    CARD”

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  4. isoslo says:

    now we have precedence that just because you commit a crime you cannot be denied a law license.

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