Immigration Law

Cal. Sup. Ct. to Release Garcia Decision on Jan. 2, 2014

"In re GARCIA (SERGIO C.) ON ADMISSION, S202512, Argued in San Francisco 9-04-13

In this proceeding, the court ordered the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California to show cause before this court why its motion to admit applicant Sergio C. Garcia, an undocumented immigrant, to the State Bar should be granted. The court requested briefing on a number of issues, including: (1) Does 8 U.S.C. section 1621(c) apply and preclude this court’s admission of an undocumented immigrant to the State Bar of California? (2) What effect does the California Legislature’s recent enactment of Business and Professions Code section 6064, subdivision (b) have on the issues presented by this case?

Opinion(s) in the above case(s) will be filed on: Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m." - California Supreme Court, Jan. 2014.