WASHINGTON — For the first time in American history, an illegal immigrant can practice U.S. law as a lawyer.
Reuters reported that this came after a California bill was passed in the state legislature allowing illegal immigrants to enter the state bar regardless of legal status.
Sergio Garcia was at the receiving end of the California Supreme Court ruling and the court’s chief justice, Tani Cantil-Sakauye, said it was “extremely unlikely” a law-abiding person like Garcia would be deported.
“Under these circumstances, we conclude that the fact that an undocumented immigrant’s presence in this country violates federal statutes is not itself a sufficient or persuasive basis for denying undocumented immigrants, as a class, admission to the State Bar”
The Reuters article termed this “immigrant rights” and blamed House Republicans for not passing a Democratic Senate bill that they termed was “a path to citizenship” for illegal immigrants.