Skip to comments.California illegal immigrants can get law license, state Supreme Court rules
Posted on 01/02/2014 2:31:31 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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.During arguments in the fall, the justices appeared unlikely to back Garcia because federal immigration law appeared to preclude 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.
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Legal licenses... the better to defend themselves in deportation hearings... California dreaming.
Catchy sales pitch though:
“Hire a criminal to defend you at your criminal trial”
Why aren’t they immediately jailed when they have been identified as illegal?
Legal fees are just too high. It's time to address the critical shortage of lawyers, and there's no better way...
They ruled he was of “good moral character”. What part of he is a criminal don’t they get?
> Cheaters do win.
> If you are a person trying to enter the country legally, why abide by the laws. Just disappear and wait it out. Amnesty is right around the corner.
The dumbing of of America continues.
Just asking...How do you hold an illegal attorney in contempt of court and order him into jail? Because technically, he should be there anyway.
WOW! Just WOW
So who will be California “lawyer of the year”
Sergio or Sandy Fluke?
Or a politician? governor? president? you see, it's all coming together.
The United States...the United Nations....the United Earth.
Please send me a list of laws that do not have to be followed in California.
It could be a great boon to California's economy if businesses knew that they had the same rights as illegal invaders. They could then ignore the draconian EPA laws and the ridiculous Obamacare laws.
California can once again be a state to find freedom and mayhem like the Wild West.
Change the motto the ‘The No Laws Enforced State’”
Seriously -- Sadly, this is probably our fate. Thank God I will be long gone before it happens.
So give them law licenses and deport them. They can practice law via mail-order or online from their home country.
Lest I forget. The very purpose of these decisions is to eliminate a distinction between citizen and non citizen. The people in charge have already lost that capacity to make such a distinction.
I am neither a Liberal or even a Democrat. In fact, I am so far Right my LEFT TURN signal is dismantled.
However, this is the perfect example of Liberal Progressiveness.
We ‘sat back’ and let the illegals work, paid their kids way through school, gave them welfare, food stamps, housing vouchers, allowed them to have Drivers Licenses (EVEN LETTING THEM BRING AN INTERPRETER TO THE EXAM) various towns, municipalities and cities allow them to vote in local elections, WE put up street signs in the language of the ‘neighborhood’, made ballots available in dozens of languages.
Now we are allowing them to go to College and if the subject of money comes up, they are allowed the same loans AND resident rates.
So, it is only natural that ‘WE’ should allow ‘THEM’ to work at the field we have paid for.
Is this a great country or WHAT?
Aren’t we(collectively) the biggest bunch of idiots for allowing this?
It gets lonely out here being a ‘force of one’ and having people tsk tsk every time one rails in regards this BS, much like I have also been on this ‘VOTE ALL INCUMBENTS’ out bandwagon for many years.
illegals can get a license to practise law in this country and the American citizen has to register his or her gun
Business and Professions Code Section 6068
Duties of Attorney
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 counselor at law to the best of my knowledge and ability.
It is the duty of an attorney to do all of the following:
(a) To support the Constitution and laws of the United States and of this state.
Too late for this section!
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