Sunday, June 21, 2015

DACA Recipent Admission to NY Bar Delayed

The Des Moines Register reports that Cesar Adrian Vargas, who made history this month when a New York court ruled that, as a DACA recipient, he was eligible to practice law has hit a snag in his licensing.  His  arrest at a Des Moines political event earlier this year has put his licensing on hold at least for now.

A jury convicted Vargas of trespassing for disrupting speeches by potential Republican presidential candidates at U.S. Rep. Steve King's Iowa Freedom Summit in January.  Vargas interrupted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie with a question on whether he would support deporting the activist's 70-year-old undocumented mother.

New York policy disapproves of granting law licenses to somebody still on probation. Vargas's admission thus is delayed temporarily.


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