Is It Legal For Undocumented Immigrant To Practice Law?

There are 20 comments on the WNED story from Sep 4, 2013, titled Is It Legal For Undocumented Immigrant To Practice Law?. In it, WNED reports that:

Sergio Garcia speaks at The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles news conference on Aug. 27. Garcia, 36, is a law school graduate who passed California's bar examination, but he's living in the United States illegally.

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ima- Ilis Myka Ashanti

El Paso, TX

#22 Sep 5, 2013
spud wrote:
I thought the bar association had standards. I thought there were restrictions against lawbreakers. These days, it seems like laws don't mean much.
Yeah! you got a point there!
Level 9

Since: Jul 11

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#23 Sep 6, 2013
Heck he's got a law-degree let him take his parents and support them in his home country. He'd be making much more than most.
ima- Ilis Myka Ashanti

El Paso, TX

#24 Sep 6, 2013
Publius51 wrote:
Heck he's got a law-degree let him take his parents and support them in his home country. He'd be making much more than most.
with that degree, IN MEXICO he could specialize in defending Americans in trouble and bringing them home. He would be one a few and this alone would benefit him grandiosely. He should be aspiring to benefit his people and country not practice in a country who doesn't receive him too well and where he has already taken advantage of education which he can apply to tremendous use in HIS OWN COUNTRY, which by the way can only see him as a traitor .....because he chose to stay here instead of using Mexico's law universities implying their schools aren't good enough for him? he needs to go back and show them he will use that degree to benefit Mexico not the US. So long, farewell, good bye....we have enough of our own lawyers who will LOSE cases if he remains.
Memo From Turner

Bellmore, NY

#25 Sep 6, 2013
ronnie wrote:
<quoted text>If you are an illegal you've stolen a baby's ss# and falsified Document'ss to work and receive benefit's in this Country. The beggars are the people you stole there shitty job's from and because they don't cheat this Government the way illegals do they beg... Hope obama and his crooked co-horts have seen this crap while paying for illegals to shit on American Men and Women....
Do they drink the babies blood too? Where do you get this BS. Most people make up random 9 digit number.
Brenda besson

United States

#26 Sep 6, 2013
Yeah hes going back in 3months,that way they will be able to tell him no,no reform,no amnesty,so waste of his time!!!! Karma.everyone knows this immigration story is dead,they just dont want to face it yet,they will keep marching,chaining themselves to a fence,standing in front of a bus,whatever they can think of,and all for nothing.saying stupid stuff like undocumented and unafraid,dont break up my family,we have anchors,we built this country,we have rights,we are undocumented americans is my all time favorite.wake up its over.face it.
sheepeloveroyalt y

Bryn Mawr, PA

#27 Sep 6, 2013
Shouldn't be able to practice law, carpentry, plumbing, commercial driving or anything else that requires legal status for official certifications, licenses and/or government approval.
ima- Ilis Myka Ashanti

El Paso, TX

#28 Sep 6, 2013
Hey, clueless don't owe your messiah "O" nada, I've had my job for my state since way back when the two Bushes headed the WH! YOUR MESSIAH hasn't been around that much in fact when he was running for office I hadn't ever heard of this unknown person. He doesn't sign my pay check. Whats more I expected no gov. handouts while in school, I was taught from child hood that hard work ON MY PART WOULD PAY OFF! Guess what? it payed off! Had 2 jobs in high school, 2 part-time jobs in college, graduated and for a while kept one of my part-time jobs to continue paying for my loans WITHOUT help from my parents either! So, I don't owe your messiah sh-t. At present my thanks go to the Bushes for my JOB OPPORTUNITIES AND MY JOB, including my benefits, excellent salary and retirement. Presently these kids thanks to "O" can't even find one single part-time job let alone two. So with companies having to let people go on account of obamacare or reducing hours of work so they won't need to pay insurance for the employees, I'd say students and the common person just about have to look for two part-time jobs to cover BASIC NEEDS then depend on the messiah for all kinds of handouts including their freebie phone! hilarious, don't they realize the phone is so he can keep track of them and their calls? poor naive and sheep like followers of his. Even with two part-time jobs after a while families would fall apart unable to keep up with their insurance and other necessities. How can a family keep track of their kids if both parents have to work and perhaps both have part-time jobs? Why would I or anyone else be grateful to "O" when he has caused havoc and has just about dissolved our constitution?

“Peace”

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Since: May 10

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#29 Sep 7, 2013
ronnie wrote:
<quoted text>If you are an illegal you've stolen a baby's ss# and falsified Document'ss to work and receive benefit's in this Country. The beggars are the people you stole there shitty job's from and because they don't cheat this Government the way illegals do they beg... Hope obama and his crooked co-horts have seen this crap while paying for illegals to shit on American Men and Women....
B.S. ronnie.

“Peace”

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Since: May 10

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#30 Sep 7, 2013
ima- Ilis Myka Ashanti wrote:
<quoted text> with that degree, IN MEXICO he could specialize in defending Americans in trouble and bringing them home. He would be one a few and this alone would benefit him grandiosely. He should be aspiring to benefit his people and country not practice in a country who doesn't receive him too well and where he has already taken advantage of education which he can apply to tremendous use in HIS OWN COUNTRY, which by the way can only see him as a traitor .....because he chose to stay here instead of using Mexico's law universities implying their schools aren't good enough for him? he needs to go back and show them he will use that degree to benefit Mexico not the US. So long, farewell, good bye....we have enough of our own lawyers who will LOSE cases if he remains.
I'm amazed at the number of people that post stuff they know nothing about. Mexico uses a civil law system. While here in America we go by common law. Because someone has studied and become a lawyer in America doesn't mean they can practice law in Mexico or vice versa.

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

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#31 Sep 9, 2013
I find this whole debacle to be rather ironic. If he does not have legal citizenship, he should not be allowed to practice law. To this goon, I say get off your arse, and use some of your legal knowledge to rectify your status yourself, rather than to be demanding that you be gifted with the ability to practice law. You will find that people will certainly repsect you far more than to vilify you.

“Peace”

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Since: May 10

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#32 Sep 9, 2013
teddyr4me wrote:
I find this whole debacle to be rather ironic. If he does not have legal citizenship, he should not be allowed to practice law. To this goon, I say get off your arse, and use some of your legal knowledge to rectify your status yourself, rather than to be demanding that you be gifted with the ability to practice law. You will find that people will certainly repsect you far more than to vilify you.
I agree teddy that he should do what he can to legalize his status. That is if there is anyway that it can be done. With expired status of different immigration laws right now it isn't something one can do if they are here without documentation.
spud

Dallas, PA

#33 Sep 9, 2013
Ideally, our immigration system should try to provide the type of people we need. That doesn't mean the ones that self serving politicians and greedy employers want. That means people this country actually needs. I hardly think that an illegal alien lawyer fits that description. As a matter of fact, maybe when he gets deported he can take a bunch more of those lawyer-politicians with him.

“Peace”

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Since: May 10

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#34 Sep 9, 2013
spud wrote:
Ideally, our immigration system should try to provide the type of people we need. That doesn't mean the ones that self serving politicians and greedy employers want. That means people this country actually needs. I hardly think that an illegal alien lawyer fits that description. As a matter of fact, maybe when he gets deported he can take a bunch more of those lawyer-politicians with him.
He's college educated so he isn't after the lower valued jobs. In fact many attorneys are self employed and hire staff for the office. So why should we now deport him when he is able to create jobs for Americans?
spud

Dallas, PA

#35 Sep 9, 2013
_White American_ wrote:
<quoted text>He's college educated so he isn't after the lower valued jobs. In fact many attorneys are self employed and hire staff for the office. So why should we now deport him when he is able to create jobs for Americans?
We have too many lawyers bringing too many frivolous lawsuits already. Your argument on job creation is specious at best.

“Peace”

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Since: May 10

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#36 Sep 9, 2013
spud wrote:
<quoted text>We have too many lawyers bringing too many frivolous lawsuits already. Your argument on job creation is specious at best.
Sorry spud but they do create jobs. I'm not wrong.
spud

Dallas, PA

#37 Sep 9, 2013
_White American_ wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry spud but they do create jobs. I'm not wrong.
We need illegal alien lawyers to create jobs like we need illegal alien bank robbers. They hire helpers too.

“Peace”

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Since: May 10

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#38 Sep 16, 2013
spud wrote:
<quoted text>We need illegal alien lawyers to create jobs like we need illegal alien bank robbers. They hire helpers too.
That's rather like comparing apples to poison ivy. They simple aren't comparable.
spud

Dallas, PA

#39 Sep 17, 2013
_White American_ wrote:
<quoted text>That's rather like comparing apples to poison ivy. They simple aren't comparable.
Why? Bank robbers hire people as helpers just like illegal alien lawyers do. Bank robbers are robbing the American people just like this illegal alien lawyer would do. We need more lawyers like we need more bankrobbers. Our quality of life falls in proportion with any increase in the number of bankrobbers, drug pushers or illegal alien lawyers. By letting an illegal alien complete the courses for a law degree, our government has made themselves and our laws look worthless, if not downright destructive. I like the way you try to equate the illegal alien to an apple. Nice try.

“Peace”

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#40 Sep 17, 2013
spud wrote:
<quoted text>Why? Bank robbers hire people as helpers just like illegal alien lawyers do. Bank robbers are robbing the American people just like this illegal alien lawyer would do. We need more lawyers like we need more bankrobbers. Our quality of life falls in proportion with any increase in the number of bankrobbers, drug pushers or illegal alien lawyers. By letting an illegal alien complete the courses for a law degree, our government has made themselves and our laws look worthless, if not downright destructive. I like the way you try to equate the illegal alien to an apple. Nice try.
Did I equate the illegal alien to an apple? Or did I point out how one thing couldn't be compared to the other?
Illegal immigrants aren't robbers of any kind. If they get a job then they have to do a good enough job to keep it. It isn't all about how cheap they are. If that were the case then those employers wouldn't make any money anyway. They would be paying for more people then just one a bit more money or paying out to fix the things that the illegals did. No spud that really doesn't fly. How about that it's more like the illegals work harder and do more then our current new group of workers. We have raised for the most part a young generation of couch potatoes and tech geeks. They not only don't want the jobs that illegals do they won't do them. Then we have the lost souls that live for the next high. They have fried their brains and their abilities they can't hold a job. Next we have the baby boomers who are leaving the work force with few replacements available.
Well spud it really may not matter anyway as the Government may still just shut down. If that happens I hope you are supplied with goods and stay safe. It won't be pretty.
Dequin

Gröningen, Germany

#41 Sep 17, 2013
Exactly cases such as Sergio Garcia´s make me wish
Obama would just deal with the immigration-problem
by virtue of executive action.
The act of not granting a status to someone like that
amounts to discrimination.
The reason for not granting him his license is money,
if you´ve read the article.
All this self-righteous indignation against the un-
documented is a form of greed coupled with intolerance and ignorance.
Someone who has passed the bar and has lived foras long and with such ties in the U.S. should by all
rights immediately be granted legal status, and should be eligible fo citzenship within five years.
How so? Well: Becuase he deserves it. Cerain moral standards are an inbred thing and shouldn´t even be discussed. Give this man his papers, and do it quickly!That´s my advice.
What does so much intolerance on the side of citizens lead to in the long run?
One cannot have money and other petty interests
govern the way justice is served.The system needs
to do what is right, as otherwise something at some
point is going to happen.
So if you´d ask me, I´d say: "Where are this man´s
papers? Give him his papers!"

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