Immigration Law

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Hong Yen Chang Admitted to California Bar...125 Years Late
Posted on 17 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"We grant Hong Yen Chang posthumous admission as an attorney and counselor at law in all courts of the state of California. ... it is past time to acknowledge that the discriminatory exclusion of Chang from the State Bar of California was a grievous... Read More

California Supreme Court to Rule on Bar Admission of Hong Yen Chang
Posted on 14 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Last spring , ImmigrationProf reported on the efforts of UC Davis law students to seek the posthumous admission of Hong Yen Chang to the California State Bar. More than a century ago, Chang was denied the opportunity to practice law in California... Read More

New Cal. Bar Unit to Focus on UPIL
Posted on 5 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Dunn said the new unit would be “fully engaged from day one,” focusing on complaints from consumers about notarios and immigration consultants." - Cal. Bar Journal, Feb. 2014 . Read More

Tags: unit , California , bar , notarios , upl

Two Lawyers Walk Into a Bar...
Posted on 28 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stop me if you've heard this one... - Benach Ragland LLP, July 23, 2014 Read More

The Broader Lesson From Garcia's Fight To Practice
Posted on 27 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Besides the important ruling that allows for the admission of Garcia to the bar, the case reveals the daunting real-world challenges facing undocumented immigrants who were raised and educated in this country, and who are undeniably American in... Read More

Lawfully Present Lawyers - Wendi Adelson
Posted on 29 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As both a participant and an observer in the case of Jose Manuel Godinez Samperio’s efforts to obtain a license to practice law in Florida, I am writing this Article to clarify the issues involved in his case, to discuss the larger questions... Read More

Florida Supreme Court rules immigrant cannot join Bar
Posted on 7 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In a long-anticipated decision, the Florida Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that Tampa immigrant Jose Godinez-Samperio cannot practice law because he’s not a citizen, and called on the Legislature to correct what it called an “injustice... Read More

Cesar Vargas, DACAmented Lawyer
Posted on 4 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of Application of Cesar Adrian Vargas for Admission to the Bar of the State of New York - 2015 NY Slip Op 04657 - Decided on June 3, 2015 - Appellate Division, Second Department : "We are called upon to determine whether an undocumented immigrant... Read More