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Old 09-05-2013, 05:06 PM
 
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I don't know why he expected he could become a lawyer. Undocumented people can't even get licenses to drive in most jurisdictions. lol

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[LEFT]Sergio Garcia graduated law school in California and passed the state's bar exam, but has been [/LEFT]forbidden[LEFT] from practicing law because he is undocumented. [/LEFT]
[LEFT]He applied for citizenship on November 18, 1994, using his father, who is now a citizen, as a sponsor. His application was aproved on January 15, 1995, and he was told he would receive a green card as soon as one was available. He has now been living in the United States for 20 years. [/LEFT]
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[LEFT]A federal law passed by Congress in 1996 forbids immigrants who are in the country illegally from receiving professional licenses. Garcia's lawyers argue that law licenses, which are granted by courts and not government agencies, were meant to be exempt from the federal law. [/LEFT]
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[LEFT]However, a Department of Justice lawyer argued that law licenses should be included, as the funding for the courts comes from the public treasury. Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Tenney added that "Congress meant to prohibit all professional licenses."[/LEFT]



Undocumented immigrant forbidden from becoming a lawyer | Al Jazeera America
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:18 PM
 
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Deport him. IF Obama and his boys had the balls to do it; this illegal alien would be jail and be on his way OUT of the US.
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:46 PM
 
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I don't know why he expected he could become a lawyer. Undocumented people can't even get licenses to drive in most jurisdictions. lol






Undocumented immigrant forbidden from becoming a lawyer | Al Jazeera America
Yes, and the second thing that bothers me is seeing the inaccurate immigration law term for him of "undocumented immigrant".
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Jacurutu
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Deport him. IF Obama and his boys had the balls to do it; this illegal alien would be jail and be on his way OUT of the US.
Understanding that Obama's DoJ is the primary opponent against Sergio Garcia becoming a lawyer:

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A U.S. Department of Justice lawyer argued that Garcia is barred from receiving his law license because the court's entire budget comes from the public treasury. "A law license is a professional license," Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Tenney said. "Congress meant to prohibit all professional licenses."



This is ironical because Sergio is fighting against President Clinton-era legislation, the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, which gave teeth to immigration enforcement, and excluded legal immigrants entirely from food stamps (Bush II changed food stamp access back in 2002)...


Sergio is a brilliant guy that put himself through law school, and passed the California bar on the first attempt. He is too old for any DREAM Act action. He has conscientiously supported himself as an adult, I wish him the best, whatever that may be.
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:26 PM
 
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So much hyperbole. No, this illegal is NOT prevented from becoming a lawyer, he can return home any time he likes and pursue is goals there.

Why do these people always expect to be rewarded for breaking the laws?
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Boo effin hoo.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:59 PM
 
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I can't even cry crocodile tears for this guy.
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:03 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I'm not sure I understand his situation. It says that he was given a green card because he father was a citizen. Why is he illegal?
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:22 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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I heard him whining on NPR yesterday, talking about how he'd "followed all the laws". Erm...no, pal, you forgot one.
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Pa
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No loss. We have way to many lawyers in this country already.
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