He may not have a green card, but he does have his law license now

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Sergio C. Garcia is an undocumented Mexican immigrant who will now be allowed to practice law in the state of California.

Sergio C. Garcia is an undocumented Mexican immigrant who will now be allowed to practice law in the state of California.

Courtesy of Sergio C. Garcia

Sergio C. Garcia made legal history Thursday.

The 36-year-old won a case before the California Supreme Court, allowing him to practice law. Garcia attended Cal Northeren School of Law in Chico and passed the California Bar Exam on the first try, but he's been unable to obtain a law license until now.

That's because he's undocumented.

In October, the California legislature passed a bill allowing "applicants who are not lawfully present in the United States, to be admitted as an attorney at law." Thursday's 7-0 decision from the California Supreme Court means that Garcia can benefit from this new state law.