Illegal Aliens Can Now Become Lawyers in Utah, Supreme Court Rules
Illegal immigrant 'Dreamers' can now legally obtain a law licence from the Utah bar
The Supreme Court of Utah has approved a rule that allows illegal alien "Dreamers" to legally obtain a law license to become a lawyer in the state.
The court announced its ruling on Thursday, meaning “Dreamers” - undocumented immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children - can now legally work as attorneys.
Last year, two graduates of Brigham Young’s Law School petitioned the court for a rule change that would make it possible for illegal aliens in the state - including themselves - to take the bar exam and practice law in Utah, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.
After being brought to America as children, both women were granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.
Previously, the Utah bar did not limit admission to U.S. citizens but it prevented illegals from practicing law.
The rule prohibited “those who cannot establish that they are legally present” from becoming lawyers.
There is now a pathway for undocumented immigrants to be allowed to take the bar exam and practice law following Thursday’s change.
"Dreamers" are already allowed to enroll in state schools and pay in-state tuition.
Since entering the White House in 2017, President Donald Trump has moved to end former President Barack Obama’s DACA program.
The DACA status protects immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children from deportation.
As Neon Nettle reported last year, Democratic lawmakers in New York also passed a bill that will allocate millions in taxpayer funds to pay for illegal immigrants to get a free college education in America.
The measure aims to issue taxpayer-funded aid to “Dreamers” who wish to attend college but can't afford to pay for it themselves.
The now Democratic-controlled New York state legislature passed the Dream Act bill in January last year, making thousands of “Dreamers” eligible for financial aid to attend public colleges in the state.
The Democrat-backed legislation has come under heavy criticism from those who believe the money could be invested in the future of legal US citizens.
One Republican lawmaker describes the bill as a "slap in the face" for those tax-paying Americans who can't afford a college education for themselves or their own families.
The bill, which has attracted praise from Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, would cost $27 million.