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CAs top court rules illegal alien can join bar
Washington Times ^ | January 2, 2014 | Stephan Dinan

Posted on 01/03/2014 2:12:35 PM PST by lbryce

The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that an illegal immigrant can join the bar and begin to practice law in that state, granting a major symbolic victory to immigrant rights advocates who say it’s a step on the path to equal treatment in employment law.

Rebuffing the Obama administration’s arguments, the justices unanimously decided in favor of Sergio C. Garcia, an illegal immigrant who was twice brought across the border illegally by his parents, eventually earned a law degree from a California school and has been trying to join the bar for years.

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said state legislation signed last year by Gov. Jerry Brown removed the final barriers and Mr. Garcia can be licensed, even though he is not in the country legally

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; illegalalien; jerrybrown; lawyer; sergiocgarcia; tanicantilsakauye
In this era of egregious permisiveness, where everything goes, and where everything will eventually "go", where a president in effect rules the country despite his ineligibility, it should come as no surprise when consequences of such utter disregard for the laws of the land end up allowing an illegal alien to practice the very laws law that don't necessarily apply to him. At first I thought as an illegal alien, who should be de facto considered a criminal and on the basis of which be disbarred, nonwithstanding the fact that misdemeanor violations don't apply as basis for disbarrment, but it seems the law of being an illegal alien does not apply criminally, merely civilly.

PJ:Media:Here’s a simple question: are all illegal immigrants — by definition — criminals?

And who better to set me straight than someone who would have to be considered an expert on the enforcement of immigration law? Assistant Homeland Security Secretary John Morton is currently head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. A former federal prosecutor, Morton is no squishy liberal and he doesn’t take lawbreakers lightly. Yet, when I asked him during a recent interview whether illegal immigrants are de facto criminals, he answered: “Not necessarily.” It all depends, he said, on the specific circumstances of any one case. The thing to keep in mind is that the laws governing who is allowed to enter the country and under what circumstances aren’t criminal statutes. “The immigration laws are civil in nature,” Morton said. “There are criminal immigration offenses but mainly they are misdemeanors in most instances, although a lot are serious felonies. For example, if you enter the country on a visa and you overstay your visa, that is a civil but not a criminal offense. There is some overlap. Sometimes you are here unlawfully and you’re also guilty of a crime. But it is not one to one.”

But in an era of same-sex marriage, homosexuality as part of an all-inclusive -equality-mentality running legally amok, having an illegal alien eligible to join the Califronia bar, it's simply six of one, half a dozen of another.

1 posted on 01/03/2014 2:12:36 PM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce

I’ve come to the conclusion, that any longer you have more rights if you’re not a U. S. citizen.


2 posted on 01/03/2014 2:24:12 PM PST by DoughtyOne (ZERO is still zero!)
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To: DoughtyOne

They should had ruled to put him behind bars.


3 posted on 01/03/2014 2:32:31 PM PST by plainshame
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To: plainshame

I agree with the sentiment, but I’d rather see him drop-kicked back to his nation of origin, so we don’t have to support him.


4 posted on 01/03/2014 2:35:56 PM PST by DoughtyOne (ZERO is still zero!)
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To: lbryce

Then I too want to be able to practice law and be regarded as an attorney as well. In front of any court I want.


5 posted on 01/03/2014 2:38:33 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: lbryce
it’s a step on the path to equal treatment in employment law

Excuse me? Employment law?

He and his family broke Law #1 the two times they entered the U.S. - why should anyone care about paying any attention to employment laws when it comes to him?

It's beyond hilarious. This guy talks about "laws"?

Diga El Senor Garcia: "We don't need no steenken laws"

6 posted on 01/03/2014 2:38:36 PM PST by Regulator
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To: lbryce

Since most lawyers are criminals one more will hardly make a blip!


7 posted on 01/03/2014 2:43:35 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to od about their hsign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: lbryce

If there was any doubt that California has passed the point of no return, this should settle the question.


8 posted on 01/03/2014 3:06:35 PM PST by AustinBill (consequence is what makes our choices real)
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To: DoughtyOne

Lawyers protecting lawyers.


9 posted on 01/03/2014 4:04:29 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG

Can’t argue with that. Something’s going on here...


10 posted on 01/03/2014 4:07:44 PM PST by DoughtyOne (ZERO is still zero!)
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To: 353FMG

To me it doesn’t make sense to allow a foreign national to argue what the laws in our nation should be.

If this guy prevails, he’ll contribute to new case law. Wonderful! /s


11 posted on 01/03/2014 4:08:46 PM PST by DoughtyOne (ZERO is still zero!)
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To: lbryce

This is not a case of wacko, out-of-control judges. AFAIK, they are following the law.

It’s a case of a wacko, out-of-control legislature and governor.


12 posted on 01/03/2014 4:25:38 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: plainshame

US laws do not apply to humans.


13 posted on 01/03/2014 6:02:51 PM PST by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: DoughtyOne

Seems ironic that an illegal alien could become an officer of the court, sworn to uphold the law....
Sadly, everything seems so backwards!!!!!!!


14 posted on 01/03/2014 6:36:06 PM PST by Math Geek 2.718 (Truth, like numbers, MATTER!)
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To: DoughtyOne

New case laws — more work for lawyers — moh money.


15 posted on 01/03/2014 9:45:11 PM PST by 353FMG
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