Wednesday, June 3, 2015

New York Allows DACA Recipient to Practice Law

Ruthann Robson on the Constitutional Law Professors blog reports that a New York appellate court has held that a recipient of relief under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program can be licensed to practice of law in New York.  See In the Matter of Application of Cesar Adrian Vargas Download Vargas

In 2014, the California Supreme Court in In re Garcia ruled that an undocumented immigrant was eligible to practice law in California.  Later in 2014, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that a DACA recipient was not eligible to be licensed to practice law in Florida.

After considerable litigation, DACA recipients are currently eligible for driver's licenses.

Latino Justice PRLDEF has this press release on the court's ruling.


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