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What the Sergio Garcia case means for other undocumented law grads

Sergio Garcia speaks at The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) news conference on Aug. 27. Garcia, 36, is a law school graduate who passed California's bar examination, but he's living in the United States illegally. California

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Sergio Garcia speaks at The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) news conference on Aug. 27. Garcia, 36, is a law school graduate who passed California's bar examination, but he's living in the United States illegally. California State Bar officials have not issued him a lawyer's license because of his immigration status.

Last week, California's Supreme Court ruled that a law school graduate and undocumented immigrant named Sergio Garcia can practice law.

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Garcia's case has been watched closely by other aspiring attorneys, like him, across the country. Many of these immigrants have been waiting years for the chance to practice law. One of them is Cesar Vargas, graduate of the City University of New York school of law, and an undocumented immigrant.

He joins the show to talk about what Garcia's case means for people like him. 


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