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Undocumented immigrant Sergio Garcia's fight to practice law in the US

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This Tuesday Aug. 27, 2013 photo Sergio Garcia speaks at The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los (CHIRLA) news conference in Los Angeles. Garcia a law school graduate who passed Californiaís bar examination and is living in the United States illegally, is being refused by California State Bar officials to issue him a lawyerís license because of his immigration status. On Sept. 4, the California Supreme Court will hear arguments from the Obama administration, who opposes Garciaís bid to become a lawyer along with the State Bar of California, California Attorney General Kamala Harrisí office, which supports Garcia and from his lawyers. Nick Ut/AP

Today the California Supreme Court will hear the case of Sergio Garcia, an undocumented immigrant who wants to become a lawyer here in California.

RELATED: A lawyer without a green card? California justices weigh a landmark case

The case could set a new precedent in the ongoing conflict between state and federal governments over immigration law. Mr. Garcia, joins the show to talk about his effort. 

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