California enacts slew of bills expan...

California enacts slew of bills expanding undocumented immigrants' rights

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California enacts slew of bills expanding undocumented immigrants' rights
October 5, 2013 | 10:34PM ET
One bill allows people without US citizenship to practice law in the state

California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law eight bills Saturday aimed at expanding the rights of undocumented immigrants, saying he was tired of waiting for the U.S. Congress to act over long-awaited reforms.

One law would allow undocumented immigrants to practice law in the state. 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 bills 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.

The signing of the bills coincided with a series of rallies across the U.S. in which protesters called on lawmakers in Congress to pass immigration reform.

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