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How a Misguided California Bill May Harm Immigrants Nationwide: Cyrus Mehta

Cyrus Mehta explains how AB 1159 will not protect immigrants from fraud: "[M]any of its provisions are so onerous, and interfere so radically with the attorney-client relationship, that it will likely drive away good and ethical attorneys from representing clients in California leaving it to unscrupulous...

Cyrus Mehta: Can An Undocumented Lawyer Practice Immigration Law?

"All eyes are focused on whether the California Supreme Court will grant an undocumented lawyer a law license in the case of Sergio Garcia . If an undocumented lawyer like Garcia is granted a license, what would happen if he chooses to practice immigration law? In the past, undocumented lawyers...

Cyrus D. Mehta on California's Civil Rights Laws Protecting Immigrants

Cyrus D. Mehta, Mar. 12, 2018 - "The Trump administration has ramped up its ire against California by filing a lawsuit against three different California laws that aims to protect immigrants from the harsh effects of federal enforcement. The three laws are the Immigrant Worker Protection Act, which...