Undocumented Immigrants and the Meaning of Citizenship

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Sergio Garcia was first brought to California from Mexico when he was an infant.  Later, his family took him back to Mexico, but returned when he was 17 years old. His father became an American citizen and helped Sergio apply for a green card. Almost 20 years later, it's still pending. In the meantime, he graduated from college and law school and passed the state bar exam. Tomorrow, the State Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether he should be licensed to practice law. It will decide the Garcia case three months from now.  In the meantime, Governor Jerry Brown might or might not sign a bill passed by Democrats in the Assembly and Senate. It would allow non-citizens to serve on juries in California's as long as they're legal immigrants.




Warren Olney