Calif. Measure Backs Illegal Immigrant's Bid To Become Atty

Law360, San Diego (August 9, 2012, 4:55 PM EDT) -- As the California Supreme Court considers if an illegal immigrant is able to be admitted to the state bar as a licensed attorney, state lawmakers on Tuesday introduced legislation that would bar immigration status from being a factor in determining whether to approve a license to practice law.

California Assemblymen Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, and Luis Alejo, D-Salinas, proposed Assembly Concurrent Resolution 167, which supports Sergio Garcia, an undocumented immigrant and law school graduate who passed the bar exam. The resolution commended Garcia for his "hard...
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