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Old 10-07-2013, 11:52 AM  
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Illegal Immigrants to be granted licenses to practice law in California

Illegal immigrants allowed to practice law in California
By Noreen O'Donnell

Sat Oct 5, 2013 8:16pm EDT

(Reuters) - Illegal immigrants can be licensed to practice law in California under one of eight bills expanding immigrant rights that were signed by Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday.

The California Supreme Court, which finalizes requests of applicants to be licensed as a lawyer in California, is now authorized to approve qualified applicants regardless of their immigration status.

Other new laws prohibit law enforcement officials from detaining immigrants based on federal government instructions except in cases of serious crimes or convictions, and make it illegal for employers to retaliate against workers on the basis of their citizenship.

"While Washington waffles on immigration, California's forging ahead," Brown said in a statement. "I'm not waiting."

The new laws, including the one letting undocumented immigrants become lawyers, could set a precedent for the nation. They are part of a push to increase immigrant rights in the strongly Democratic state. About 38 percent of California's population of 38 million is of Hispanic descent.

On Thursday, Brown signed a law making undocumented immigrants eligible to apply for drivers licenses. California, which will join at least nine other states when the law takes effect in 2015, expects 1.4 million people to apply for licenses over three years.

A study by the University of Southern California has found that more than 2.6 million people, most of them Latinos, lack legal status in the state.

Assemblyman Luis Alejo, a Democrat from Watsonville, said the new laws illustrate the change in California over the last 20 years.

"The bills that were signed by the governor today show that California is bucking the trend that we've seen in other states over the last few years - Arizona, Georgia, Mississippi, all states that have enacted legislation that really restricted or attacked immigrants in those states," Alejo said.

California is doing what it can at the state level in the absence of immigration reform by the U.S. Congress, he said.

Earlier this year, the Democratic-led U.S. Senate approved a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants living in the United States illegally, but the Republican-controlled House of Representatives is unlikely to follow suit.

The California law that allows illegal immigrants to practice law grew out of a case of an undocumented Mexican immigrant, Sergio Garcia, who was brought to the United States as a baby and later graduated from a California law school. He has received the support of the State Bar of California and the state attorney general.

Critics of Garcia's bid to gain admission to the California bar included the U.S. Justice Department, which opposed it in a brief filed with the state's Supreme Court last year.

While Garcia may now be admitted to the California bar, two other Mexican immigrants one in New York and another in Florida are pursuing similar cases.

(Editing by Tom Brown and Mohammad Zargham)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...99500420131006

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Old 10-07-2013, 01:37 PM   #16
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Great portal for contacting your local, state and federal reps regarding the fight against illegal immigration. I suggest you check it out.

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Old 10-07-2013, 02:21 PM   #17
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His posting history (and bans for racial slurs) make him a racist.

FFS, you are a stupid mother****er.
He's never even been banned. Why are you always slinging the race card around?
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:24 PM   #18
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He's never even been banned. Why are you always slinging the race card around?
Meh, I was wrong on him being banned. Otter has been one of the worst about racist posting towards me. He can suck a dick.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:25 PM   #20
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His posting history (and bans for racial slurs) make him a racist.

FFS, you are a stupid mother****er.
You are far & away the most worthless DICK on CP. You do 1 thing & 1 thing only.
Why they let you stay here & start trouble with ever single post you lay down is mind boggling.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:27 PM   #21
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He's never even been banned. Why are you always slinging the race card around?
In my very limited exposure in DC, I've noticed that about 3-5 people can never have a discussion without throwing race into it.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:28 PM   #22
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You are far & away the biggest worthless DICK on CP. You do 1 thing & 1 thing only.
Why they let you stay here & start trouble with ever single post you lay down is mind boggling.
You are far and away one of the dumbest posters on CP. You don't even write complete sentences.
Why they let you stay here and be a dumbass with every single post you lay down is mind boggling.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:30 PM   #23
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In my very limited exposure in DC, I've noticed that about 3-5 people can never have a discussion without throwing race into it.
Otter has been a racist prick towards me since I revealed that I was Hispanic. Notice, I don't label everyone a racist (a la ThatGuy). I only call posters that post racist shit racists.

I could see the direction this thread was heading within 3 posts (just about all the immigration threads in DC follow the same format). So I decided to fire up the trolling.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:31 PM   #24
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Old bitter racist is bitter.
Nowhere did he mention race...pretty sure there are people participating from all over the world.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:34 PM   #25
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Nowhere did he mention race...pretty sure there are people participating from all over the world.
And here's another dumb ****, I wasn't responding to the content of that post but rather the poster and his posting history.

You guys love to leave out the virulent racists' posting histories and only focus on individual posts when it is convenient to you.
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Otter has been a racist prick towards me since I revealed that I was Hispanic. Notice, I don't label everyone a racist (a la ThatGuy). I only call posters that post racist shit racists.

I could see the direction this thread was heading within 3 posts (just about all the immigration threads in DC follow the same format). So I decided to fire up the trolling.
You sure do like to admit to things. gay,troll,drug abuser, doing drugs around your child= child abuser.
Otter has been a racist towards you. I call Bullshit
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:35 PM   #27
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Otter has been a racist prick towards me since I revealed that I was Hispanic. Notice, I don't label everyone a racist (a la ThatGuy). I only call posters that post racist shit racists.

I could see the direction this thread was heading within 3 posts (just about all the immigration threads in DC follow the same format). So I decided to fire up the trolling.
Post some links to verify your claims. Slinging the race card at people for no reason is really no better than posting racial slurs themselves. You have to stop that.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:36 PM   #28
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You sure do like to admit to things. gay,troll,drug abuser, doing drugs around your child= child abuser.
Otter has been a racist towards you. I call Bullshit
Please point out where I've admitted I was gay or I have done drugs around my kid you stupid ****ing meth head.

Go play with your trains simpleton. The internet is too complicated for you.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:38 PM   #29
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Racism aside, this is a really terrible idea.

We have enough ethical problems with attorneys defrauding their clients without them being at risk of deportation or changing their name at a whim or jumping back across the border.

I can see how all the local lawyers got all weepy and were thinking, "Oh this poor guy, he was only brought over as a baby, and then he did all this hard work and now he can't earn a living" and so they think they are doing him a swell favor. But where are these people going to be when the guy with 30 akas has defrauded people across 10 states and is not even here legally?
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:39 PM   #30
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And here's another dumb ****, I wasn't responding to the content of that post but rather the poster and his posting history.
...telling.


you're coming off like a militant mulatto...no malice infererred..
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