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California bar: Illegal immigrant should get law license
MSNBC ^ | 6/19/2012 | Miranda Leitsinger

Posted on 06/19/2012 12:25:55 PM PDT by caldera599

An illegal immigrant applying for a law license in California should be allowed to receive it, the State Bar of California argues in a filing to the state Supreme Court.

Sergio Garcia, 35, of Chico, Calif., has met the rules for admission, including passing the bar exam and the moral character review, and his lack of legal status in the United States should not automatically disqualify him, the Committee of Bar Examiners said Monday.

“ … Mr. Garcia’s status in the United States, should not, ipso facto, be grounds for excluding him from law licensure. He has met all of the prescribed qualifications and there is no reason to believe he cannot take the oath and faithfully uphold his duties as an attorney,” the bar said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alien; california; crimaliens; illegal; lawlicense; lawyer; outrage

1 posted on 06/19/2012 12:26:08 PM PDT by caldera599
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To: caldera599

How do you swear go uphold the constitution if ya ain’t a citizen. Oy vey..


2 posted on 06/19/2012 12:28:09 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: caldera599

Sure, why not. Let them run for public office out there, too. That way, all will be in place when the formal cessation of California is complete.


3 posted on 06/19/2012 12:28:53 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: caldera599

The words ‘illegal’ and ‘law’ don’t really go together, do they?


4 posted on 06/19/2012 12:28:53 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: caldera599

But heaven forbid an actual US citizen exercise his/her Constitutional Right to keep and bear arms...


5 posted on 06/19/2012 12:32:02 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: caldera599

Let 5 million of them take the bread and butter of truck drivers and carpenters and we’ll hear NOTHING. But let them practice law, and my friends I tell you we will hear a shrill howl you will never forget —the border UAV’s will blot out the sun.

I hope as many of them become broadcast professionals as possible.

And movie studio executives.

Let’s see how they carry their tune THEN.


6 posted on 06/19/2012 12:32:19 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: caldera599

Geez...you mean you Kalifornians actually allow criminals to be lawyers? Is there not one question something like “have you ever broken the law” on their damned applications?

Hell, no wonder you guys will be speaking Mexican in 5 years...well, deserved guys.


7 posted on 06/19/2012 12:32:58 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: caldera599
How will he be able to sue the gringos without a law license? America needs all the ambulance chasers we can get!

sarc/

8 posted on 06/19/2012 12:33:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: caldera599

“… Mr. Garcia’s status in the United States, should not, ipso facto, be grounds for excluding him from law licensure. He has met all of the prescribed qualifications and there is no reason to believe he cannot take the oath and faithfully uphold his duties as an attorney,” the bar said.”

This is absolutely stupid. We cannot even get our own American lawyers to agree to uphold the Constitution, let alone the kenyon born imposter.

What’s next? Do we allow islamist fascists to practice law and try to impose shariah law (excuse spelling) cause they are qualified to stand in front of some court somewhere in the world.

How stupid can some people be?

Never mind. Some people voted for the obamanation.

Blessings, Bobo


9 posted on 06/19/2012 12:35:56 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: caldera599

Not that I like the “illegal” part, but I’d betcha the illegal has far, far, far more legal knowledge than both the Cretin-in-Chief, and “My People” Holder. At least the illegal had to actually have good grades to get into law school.

We all know how Holder and the Cretin got in.


10 posted on 06/19/2012 12:38:51 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: caldera599
Lawyers more like liars. Passed a moral character review yeah he is illegal, real moral.
11 posted on 06/19/2012 12:41:48 PM PDT by Ratman83
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To: caldera599
Does Mexico have reciprocity, can US attorneys illegally in Mexico practice law there?

12 posted on 06/19/2012 12:42:26 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: BitWielder1
Does Mexico have reciprocity, can US attorneys illegally in Mexico practice law there?

If you are found to be working illegally in Mexico, you are taken to prison. You serve at least six months, and are 'registered out of the country.' If you return, you are sentenced to at least one year hard labor. If you are found working again, your sentence is 3 years hard labor. You are also required to reimburse the government of Mexico for the cost of deporting you.

13 posted on 06/19/2012 12:47:43 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: caldera599

“An illegal immigrant applying for a law license in California should be allowed to receive it, the State Bar of California argues in a filing to the state Supreme Court.”

I am sure our crooked U.S. lawyers will be thrilled about the competition from outside crooked lawyers.

Good!!!


14 posted on 06/19/2012 12:49:38 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: caldera599

“An illegal immigrant applying for a law license in California should be allowed to receive it, the State Bar of California argues in a filing to the state Supreme Court.”

I am sure our crooked U.S. lawyers will be thrilled about the competition from outside crooked lawyers.

Good!!!


15 posted on 06/19/2012 12:54:55 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: caldera599
However, if he is in this country illegally he is, ipso facto a criminal who is excluded from admission to the bar.

From the California Bar Act:

The State Bar of California shall require that an applicant for admission or reinstatement to the practice of law in California, or may require a member pursuant to subdivision (k) or (l) of Section 6068, be fingerprinted in order to establish the identity of the applicant and in order to determine whether the applicant or member has a record of criminal conviction in this state or in other states. The information obtained as a result of the fingerprinting of an applicant or member shall be limited to the official use of the State Bar in establishing the identity of the applicant and in determining the character and fitness of the applicant for admission or reinstatement, and in discovering prior and subsequent criminal arrests of an applicant, member, or applicant for reinstatement.

16 posted on 06/19/2012 12:56:49 PM PDT by In Maryland (Liberal logic - the ultimate oxymoron!)
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To: All

Sorry for the double post.


17 posted on 06/19/2012 12:56:51 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: caldera599

Sneaked into the country illegally? Racist Republicans out to deport? Better call Saulito!


18 posted on 06/19/2012 1:01:19 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: goseminoles

<How do you swear go uphold the constitution if ya ain’t a citizen. Oy vey..

My first thought, exactly. I’m a lawyer, tho inactive now and in another field. To become a practicing attorney, you have to pass the bar and take an oath. The oath means something. How the frig can it mean anything if you aren’t a citizen?

How the hell do lawyers/members of the bar admissions in CA think this is right?


19 posted on 06/19/2012 1:01:47 PM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, store food, pray for the Republic.)
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To: caldera599

a lawyer that can’t follow the law? No

And the California Bar association? Depraved


20 posted on 06/19/2012 1:07:45 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: caldera599
Top items in Iran's Intelligence Budget:

1. Subscription to New York Times

2. Subscription to Washington Post

21 posted on 06/19/2012 1:13:17 PM PDT by In Maryland (Liberal logic - the ultimate oxymoron!)
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To: radiohead

Hell, every time you go before the judge to testify, you take the oath.


22 posted on 06/19/2012 1:17:47 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: caldera599

California, you deserve it.


23 posted on 06/19/2012 1:20:52 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: yldstrk

The first time his client won a case, it would immediately be appealed.


24 posted on 06/19/2012 1:22:26 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: caldera599

I guess the fact HE IS BREAKING THE LAW doesn’t enter into the decision.


25 posted on 06/19/2012 1:23:59 PM PDT by anoldafvet
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To: caldera599
Sergio Garcia, 35, of Chico, Calif., has met the rules for admission, including passing the bar exam and the moral character review, and his lack of legal status in the United States should not automatically disqualify him, the Committee of Bar Examiners said Monday.

/ I live in Chico. The majority of the residents tend towards being conservative. However, the CSU, Chico campus attracts a large population of extremely liberal outsiders who do all they can to meddle in local politics.

Question: Would not the fact this individual is in the U.S. illegally fall into the category of being covered by the "moral character review"??? Would not a violation of the Constitution of the United States be a failure of moral character? The world is upside down.

26 posted on 06/19/2012 1:24:16 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: caldera599

As an officer of the court, he’s supposed to uphold the laws of this country, not just the ones he likes.........


27 posted on 06/19/2012 1:43:31 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: In Maryland

Wait a minute, In Maryland: the Act you cite asks for fingerprinting in order “to determine whether the applicant or member has a record of criminal conviction ... and in discovering prior and subsequent criminal arrests....” Isn’t that the crux of the matter? Someone can stand up and identify himself as an illegal alien, as someone who is in flagrant and constant violation of federal law — and he has so little fear of arrest (much less conviction) that he is willing to appear in court to demand his “rights.” All it would take to end this farce is a federal agent willing to arrest this person. The fact that this arrest — enforcement of the law when someone advertises his lawbreaking — almost certainly will not occur is what makes this absurdity possible.


28 posted on 06/19/2012 2:55:44 PM PDT by thanatz
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To: thanatz
Someone can stand up and identify himself as an illegal alien, as someone who is in flagrant and constant violation of federal law — and he has so little fear of arrest (much less conviction) that he is willing to appear in court to demand his “rights.”

Next, why not allow him to become a judge? Then he can complete his destruction of the Rule of Law by legislating pro-illegal interests from the bench.

29 posted on 06/19/2012 3:14:29 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: thanatz

Quite right. Silly me - still stuck back in an age when someone who publically admitted they were committing a crime was arrested. Very old-fashioned, I know.


30 posted on 06/20/2012 12:37:12 PM PDT by In Maryland (Liberal logic - the ultimate oxymoron!)
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