One dead in Mississippi prison riot; S&P says immigration doesn't hurt cities' credit ratings and more.
California Supreme Court to Decide Whether Illegal Immigrant Should Get Law License
The California Supreme Court will determine whether to grant the state bar association's request to admit an illegal immigrant to practice law, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday.
The bar certified Sergio C. Garcia after he passed the written test and a moral examination and sent the certification to the state Supreme Court for approval, according to the Times. The bar informed the court that Garcia was undocumented.
The Supreme Court ordered the bar to explain why an illegal immigrant should be given a license to practice law and invited briefs from other parties.
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One Dead in Prison Riot
A prison for illegal immigrants was the scene of a riot that killed a guard and injured at least 19 others, the Associated Press reported on Monday.
The riot began on Sunday afternoon at the Adams County Correctional Center in southwest Mississippi. The prison is owned and operated by Corrections Corp. of America and holds illegal immigrants.
Most of the inmates have been charged with reentering the United States after being deported.