DOJ Says Illegal Immigrants Can't Get Law Licenses

Law360, New York (August 2, 2012, 11:21 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday objected to an illegal immigrant’s effort to be admitted to the California State Bar as a licensed attorney and argued that U.S. law prevents illegal immigrants' licensure to practice law.

Sergio Garcia, an illegal immigrant and law school graduate, should not be allowed to get the license given his current immigration status because of the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, which prevents illegal immigrants from being given "certain public benefits," such as professional licenses, the DOJ...
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