Court Grants Law License to Man in US Illegally
The California Supreme Court granted a law license Thursday to a man who has lived in the U.S. illegally for two decades, a ruling that advocates hope will open the door to millions of immigrants seeking to enter other professions such as medicine, accounting and teaching.Ignore, for a moment, the horrendous precedent that's being set here. What kind of message is being sent to the California legal community that they are granting a law license to someone that admits to breaking the law. Isn't there some kind of conflict there? You know, something like you can't practice law if you are currently breaking it?
The unanimous decision means Sergio Garcia, who attended law school and passed the state bar exam while working in a grocery store and on farms, can begin practicing law immediately.
This is one of my hot-button issues. Both sets of grandparents came to this country legally. All four went through the naturalization process. All four followed the rules and did what they were supposed to do because it was the right thing to do. This Garcia was a teenager when he came to the US - he knew damn well that he was breaking the law. This isn't like the AZ cop who found out years later that her parents brought her into the US illegally.
Now, let's get back to that terrible precedent. My former Governor, Cadillac Deval, did everything in his power to get illegal aliens in-state tuition, free cars, government assistance, etc. California has now one-upped MA and is ignoring Federal law in granting this law license - how is that going to fly on a national scale? We've already seen the Feds come down with a heavy hand on locales that want to lift the ban on machine guns, as in Montana.
If this is allowed to stand, it is going to make things VERY interesting for states that want to ignore certain Federal laws...
That is all.