Calif. Senate Backs Illegal Immigrant's Bid For Bar Admission

Law360, San Diego (August 24, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT) -- The California Senate on Wednesday waved through a bill that declares the State Bar of California should not consider applicants’ immigration status in deciding whether to license them to practice law in the state, endorsing an illegal immigrant’s bid to become an attorney, now pending before the state high court.

After A.C.R. 167 cleared the state Assembly in a 50-24 vote Monday, the full Senate voted 22-8 to approve the measure, which supports the case of Sergio Garcia, an illegal immigrant and law school graduate who...
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