Unlike taking a job as a Wal-Mart greeter, housekeeper at Motel 6 or Healthcare.gov “navigator”, one is not required obtain a state license which includes passing tests for “character and fitness.”
But licenses to practice law in state and federal courts have always been deemed a privilege and not a right, requiring such tests.
Many a citizen of one of the fifty states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories that have passed required bar exams have been denied a law license to practice due to criminal records of misdemeanors, much less felonies, and even back taxes.
But in the Golden State, if you are here illegally, no worries:
Much as Obamacare’s individual mandate applies only to citizens (and given the illegal waivers by President Barack Obama, only to individuals who couldn’t afford or otherwise didn’t have insurance before the ACA was passed), California law now favors illegal immigrants over legal, whether natural born or naturalized citizens.
Makes one consider renouncing one’s U.S. citizenship while on holiday in Vera Cruz before returning via the Rio Grande to be treated less unfairly?