California, Florida Consider Admitting Illegal Aliens to Practice Law
"If you're not in the U.S. legally, can you practice law here? The highest state courts in California and Florida are considering the question in the cases of two law school graduates who were brought to the U.S. as children," says the Wall Street Journal blog.
"Legal experts say the odds are long that the courts will rule in favor of Messrs Godinez-Samperio and Garcia. Federal law prohibits employers from knowingly hiring illegal workers, and people in the U.S. illegally are generally barred from receiving federal grants, loans and professional licenses, unless the benefits are approved by individual states."