Sergio Garcia, the undocumented student who passed the California Bar on the first try, has had a major backer come forward as his case to be granted a law license pends. The endorsement comes from the California Attorney General Kamala Harris. Another major move that demonstrates California willingness to attempt a different approach to immigration that contrasts largely from the approach of many other states.
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via Huffington Post
SAN FRANCISCO — Sergio Garcia completed law school with the help of odd jobs and proceeds from a self-help book. Then he passed the state law exam on the first try.
But his goal to practice law in California remains unfulfilled because of his status as a Mexican immigrant living in the country without legal permission.
Garcia’s case for admission to the state bar is now before the California Supreme Court, which will decide whether he should be allowed to practice law even though his immigration status makes employing him illegal.