Immigrant In US Illegally Can Join Calif. Bar, High Court Told

Law360, San Francisco (September 4, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT) -- California's Committee of Bar Examiners urged the state's Supreme Court Wednesday to grant a license to practice law to an immigrant living in the U.S. without legal permission, arguing that a federal law prohibiting publicly funded agencies from providing professional licenses to noncitizens doesn't apply to the state high court.

The California Supreme Court asked to hear the matter after the committee submitted Sergio Garcia's application for bar admission to the court in November 2011. Attorneys for the committee argued Wednesday that although the U.S. Code...
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