Should illegal immigrants be allowed to practice law in the USA?
Justice Department says federal law prohibits giving a public benefit, such as a bar license, to an 'unlawfully present alien' — in this case, Sergio C. Garcia of California.
An illegal Mexican immigrant who wants to be licensed to practice law in California has received support from the state's top law enforcement officer, the State Bar of California, civil rights groups, county bar associations and law professors — but not from the Obama administration.
In a brief to the California Supreme Court, theU.S. Department of Justicesaid federal law prohibits giving a public benefit, such as a bar license, to an "unlawfully present alien
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