CA Court Allows Law License for Undocumented Immigrant

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In a closely-watched immigration rights case, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Sergio Garcia, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, should be licensed to practice law. The ruling follows a California law passed last year that authorized the court to allow qualified applicants to be admitted to the bar regardless of their immigration status.


John Eastman, professor at Chapman University School of Law

James Wagstaffe, attorney at Kerr and Wagstaffe, which represented the State Bar of California

Sergio Garcia, undocumented immigrant, who the California Supreme Court ruled could be licensed as an attorney in the state