Unprecedented new law allows illegal immigrants to practice law

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Gov. Moonbeam fell further off his rocker Saturday morning when he signed additional legislation allowing illegal immigrants to practice law in California. 

In a move that defies logic – and sanity, for that matter – Gov. Jerry Brown approved a bill that will allow undocumented immigrants to become licensed attorneys in the state, as the bill now requires the California Supreme Court, “which finalizes requests of applicants to be licensed as a lawyer in California… to approve qualified applicants regardless of their immigration status,” Reuters reported.

On Thursday and again on Saturday, Brown signed a total of eight bills “expanding immigrant rights.”

From a law that now prohibits local law enforcement from detaining illegals for transfer to federal agents for deportation unless they committed serious crimes, to granting undocumented workers driver’s licenses in California, to allowing them to practice law, Gov. Moonbeam has proven he has taken Washington’s floundering on immigration reform into his own liberal hands.

“While Washington waffles on immigration, California’s forging ahead,” Brown said in a statement obtained by Reuters. “I’m not waiting.”

According to Reuters, granting law licenses to illegals may start an insane new trend:

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.

Related: Anti-deportation law signed by California governor unprecedented, defies feds

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Janeen Capizola

"And though she be but little, she is fierce." And fun! This conservative-minded political junkie, mom of three, dancer and one-time NFL cheerleader holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science. Janeen@BizPacReview.com. Twitter: @JaneenBPR
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  • copperpeony

    Californication Brown is a disgrace to this counry. A billionaire who doesn’t give a rats ass what happens to this country because he has money stashed away in all the tax free havens.

  • Urbane_Gorilla

    I’m trying to fathom why this is such a big deal. Brown was very thoughtful in his approach. He excluded non-citizens from serving on juries (this is a constitutional constraint on the sate level in California and on the Federal level.), but allowed a foreigner to practice law here. Garcia passed the bar with flying colors on his 1st attempt, unlike many of our fellow Americans that have to try several times to do so… Would you rather have a lawyer who passed the 1st time, or someone that kept trying till they lucked out? At any rate, how is this different than a tech worker from Germany, or a doctor from India practicing here in the US? As long as they are qualified, why not?

    And before someone jumps me for him being undocumented, he has been approved for a green card since 1995 and has been on the waiting list since. That’s 8 years.

    • choloche

      You mean 18 years of waiting to get a green card???