Skip to comments.Should Congress Give Luis Perez the Chance to Practice Law? [Barf Alert]
Posted on 11/26/2010 9:45:27 AM PST by AtlasStalled
What does one see when one looks at Luis Perez? A model citizen and role model? A scofflaw? A reminder of just how broken our immigration system is? Let us explain: Perez recently got his law degree from UCLA (pictured), and in so doing became the first undocumented immigrant ever to do so. Hes planning on taking the California bar exam in January. But for now, his immigration status prevents him from practicing law and, for that matter, landing a legal-industry job. * * * Perez has got a quick rejoinder to all those who think hes no better than a common criminal. Being undocumented is not a criminal issue, its a civil issue, he said. The law sees us not as lawbreakers but as people without legal status.
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Ya. Because we all need another attorney criminal. FU, Luis.
It won’t be long before the ABA and the California Bar welcome him with open arms. As the song says, “only in Americaaaaaah....”
Send his ass back to where he came from. America already has 100 times the number of shysters than we need. We don’t need this maggot out there causing trouble and sueing the U.S. taxpayers every time we turn around. Deport his ass!
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
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LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
Obviously, the boy didn't learn anything while he was wasting U.S. taxpayer dollars sliding through "law school" on the taxpayers' dime.
Zakeet: An uncommonly good ability to bullsh*t demonstrates a high potential for a successful legal career.
I disagree that he learned nothing.
He has learned the the justice system in America is a friggin joke.
This is BS. At age 18 what did HE do to become a legal resident? Nothing. Now he says this is a civil issue? Deport the SOB and make him pay back any monies paid by the state for his education.
He must be denied. Sorry. Try doing it legally next time. Adios.
Disgraceful that this is even a serious question.
He also learned that stealing other people's money is easier and a lot safer if you have a "law" degree. You don't have to carry a knife or a gun. You've got some moronic "judge" and "jury" who are your willing accomplices.
Being undocumented is not a criminal issue, its a civil issue, he said. The law sees us not as lawbreakers but as people without legal status.
If he wants to be a lawyer, he needs to study up on the law a little better before making statements like that.
Immigration and Nationality Act - Penalties
Sec. 266. [8 U.S.C. 1306]
(a) Any alien required to apply for registration and to be fingerprinted in the United States who willfully fails or refuses to make such application or to be fingerprinted, and any parent or legal guardian required to apply for the registration of any alien who willfully fails or refuses to file application for the registration of such alien shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not to exceed $1,000 or be imprisoned not more than six months, or both.
(b) Any alien or any parent or legal guardian in the United States of any alien who fails to give written notice to the Attorney General, as required by section 265 of this title, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not to exceed $200 or be imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both. Irrespective of whether an alien is convicted and punished as herein provided, any alien who fails to give written notice to the Attorney General, as required by section 265 , shall be taken into custody and removed in the manner provided by chapter 4 of this title, unless such alien establishes to the satisfaction of the Attorney General that such failure was reasonably excusable or was not willful.
(c) Any alien or any parent or legal guardian of any alien, who files an application for registration containing statements known by him to be false, or who procures or attempts to procure registration of himself or another person through fraud, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not to exceed $1,000, or be imprisoned not more than six months, or both; and any alien so convicted shall, upon the warrant of the Attorney General, be taken into custody and be removed in the manner provided in chapter 4 of this title.
(d) Any person who with unlawful intent photographs, prints, or in any other manner makes, or executes, any engraving, photograph, print, or impression in the likeness of any certificate of alien registration or an alien registration receipt card or any colorable imitation thereof, except when and as authorized under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Attorney General, shall upon conviction be fined not to exceed $5,000 or be imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
Why doesn’t he take his nice little degree compliments of the taxpayers and return to his own country where it might do some good?
Why don’t we all disobey civil law until our government decides to enforce it with regard to illegal aliens, or decides to criminalize illegal entry to our country? After all, if I refuse to pay my child support, it’s not a criminal matter, just a civil matter.
NO NO more Lawyers,especially ones that belong in another country.
“Why dont we all disobey civil law until our government decides to enforce it with regard to illegal aliens, or decides to criminalize illegal entry to our country?”
No matter what this guy says, this is not a civil matter. A civil matter is between individuals or individuals and a business involving things like breach of contract, personal injury, or property rights, etc.
A criminal matter is between the government and an individual that involves legal action for breaking the government’s law.
No its not - its easy.
He's an illegal, he breaks our laws everyday. He comes from a family who is illegal and breaks our laws every day. He and his family are moochers and crooks, illegally and immorally taking for their own what others have worked for.
He took up a space in school and college that did not belong to him. Who paid for his education? It certainly wasn't him.
Why would we want to see a person who has a history of ignoring and breaking our laws put in a position where he is (supposedly) working to apply the law?
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