Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Cesar Vargas Is New York's First Openly Undocumented Lawyer

Vice reports:
This year, Cesar Vargas became New York State's first openly undocumented lawyer. After a four-year fight in the courts, a five-judge panel found "no rational basis" for prohibiting Vargas from practicing law based on his immigration status alone, defying a federal rule that bans states from issuing professional licenses to "aliens" unless they make specific legislative exceptions. A Brooklyn native since age 5, when he crossed into the US with his family from Mexico, Vargas didn't wait around on the court's decision: He has traveled all over the US organizing for immigration reform, and his group, the Dream Action Coalition, has confronted politicians on both sides of the aisle. He also joined the Bernie Sanders campaign as a national Latino outreach coordinator during the primaries.
Noted criminal alien Cesar Vargas flaunts the law.