A few years ago, something unexpected started happening across the country: undocumented immigrants started seeking admission to practice law in the U.S..
Surprisingly, this even occurred before the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was even passed. Although there is no federal prohibition on state bars admitting undocumented immigrants, recently, the ABA issued a statement in support of a congressional resolution to amend the current relevant code section to provide even stronger protections for undocumented immigrants seeking admission to a state bar. As a result of DACA, many undocumented immigrants that are just reaching adulthood do not have to fear deportation.
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Where Have Undocumented Immigrants Been Admitted?
California, New York, and Florida have all made national headlines for admitting undocumented immigrants. However,
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