A new federal rule will allow certain undocumented immigrants who are applying for permanent residency to stay in the U.S. while they seek waivers to remain in the country, rather than require them to wait overseas while their applications are pending.
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A new program that allows certain undocumented immigrants to receive temporary work authorization isn’t on most employers’ radar screens even though they can get into trouble if their employees file under the program.
At 35 years old, Sergio Garcia is tantalizingly close to a goal he latched on to when he was 10: to become a lawyer. He paid his own way through college and law school, and has passed arguably the hardest bar exam in the country.
One impediment stands between him and his dream.
Garcia is an undocumented immigrant.
For all the political debate over immigration, the legal issue in In re Sergio C. Garcia on Admission is quite narrow.
The main question is whether a federal law that prevents undocumented immigrants from receiving “public benefits” including a “professional license … by an agency of the state … or by appropriated funds of a state or local government” applies to the granting of a law license.
The California Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a law graduate’s status as an undocumented alien disqualifies him from being admitted to the state bar.