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J.D. on hold, a life in limbo

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.

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Federal law trumps portions of Ariz. immigration statute

Provisions of an Arizona state law governing registration, employment and state criminalization of illegal aliens are preempted by the federal government’s broad regulatory power over immigration and alien status, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled. But a provision of the ...

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Does federal immigration law preempt an Arizona law authorizing police to verify the immigration status of individuals who are detained? See “Justices to decide if Az. immigration law is preempted” Arizona v. U.S., No. 11-182. Certiorari granted:  Dec. 12, 2011. ...

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