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    Re: At least the DOJ is on the right side of this one for once..

    The key parts of the article:

    The court sided with state officials in the case, which pitted them against the White House over a 1996 federal law that bars people who are in the U.S. illegally from receiving professional licenses from government agencies or with the use of public funds, unless state lawmakers vote otherwise.
    the court made clear the only reason it granted Garcia’s petition is that California recently approved a law authorizing the state to give law licenses to immigrants living in the country illegally
    There is nothing for DOJ to fight against. States can make laws that allow this, CA did...more or less "end of story" unless Congress changes the federal law. Though I suspect the "state's rights" folks might get some new allies if congress did.

    Whether or not the guy is fined for his non-citizen status (or turned into a high profile deportation), or should have been at some point in the past, is rather a different subject to the legal case about his law license.

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    Re: At least the DOJ is on the right side of this one for once..

    Quote Originally Posted by imnohero View Post
    Whether or not the guy is fined for his non-citizen status (or turned into a high profile deportation), or should have been at some point in the past, is rather a different subject to the legal case about his law license.
    That's the only issue I have. It sets a dangerous precedent for others. Why would anyone take our immigration laws seriously and attempt to abide by them if nothing is done to Sergio? The fact that this is high profile makes it a perfect choice for action. This is waving illegal actions in face of the government and no one cares.
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    We are well past the "set an example" point. Immigration law has been needing reform for at least 30 years and the federal government has chosen to do basically nothing. This is not the first high profile immigration "case." It won't be the last. If there is a "no one cares" attitude, it's probable source is D.C. There are highly impassioned interests on both sides of this issue, it polls as one of the important to the people, I think people do care (for or against) but as long as Congress is sitting on their hands, we are basically stuck.

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    It's a slap in the face of all those that are waiting in the line - going through the process legally. I get your points, and for the most part you are right. But if we as a nation cannot take our own laws and regulations seriously why should anyone else?

    /RANT
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    Re: At least the DOJ is on the right side of this one for once..

    Quote Originally Posted by imnohero View Post
    There is nothing for DOJ to fight against. States can make laws that allow this, CA did...more or less "end of story" unless Congress changes the federal law. Though I suspect the "state's rights" folks might get some new allies if congress did.

    Whether or not the guy is fined for his non-citizen status (or turned into a high profile deportation), or should have been at some point in the past, is rather a different subject to the legal case about his law license.
    But it is a contradiction since the DOJ was all over states such as Arizona who were making state laws that Enhanced/enforce federal ones.. So it seems they piss on those who want to do the govt's job but turn a blind eye to those that say 'screw you'..

    Quote Originally Posted by efmbman View Post
    It's a slap in the face of all those that are waiting in the line - going through the process legally. I get your points, and for the most part you are right. But if we as a nation cannot take our own laws and regulations seriously why should anyone else?

    /RANT
    Exactly. Heck if we can allow these illegals to flaunt our laws and get away with it, why should anyone else who is a citizen not do the same..?

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