Letter: 'Illegal lawyer'

January 7, 2014 

So California has granted a license to an illegal immigrant. He has been in the country 20 years, and kudos to him, attended law school and passed the bar, but never did take the time to apply for citizenship.

Does "illegal lawyer" sound like an oxymoron? What precedence do we set when this lawyer, who is supposed to uphold the law, is guilty of breaking it? How could any law-abiding judge allow him to practice in court? Perhaps he can represent other illegal immigrants, and I'm sure he'd have a 100 percent winning record, for who could argue against his logic as an illegal who is allowed to ignore the very rules that the rest of us have to abide by. "Geez your honor, I disobeyed the law and I've got the license to prove it." Justice may be blind, but I sure hope that she is ripping off her blindfold and shouting from the highest court that this is a gross miscarriage of all she stands for.

GABE LYONS, Richland

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