10/07/2013 06:20 pm ET Updated Jul 28, 2014

Sergio Garcia Had To Pass More Than The Bar To Become A Lawyer (VIDEO)

Sergio Garcia had to pass more than the state’s bar exam to become a lawyer.

Despite successfully passing the exam in 2009, the California professional had been unable to practice law in the state due to his immigration status. That all changed on Saturday when Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 1024 into law, which allows undocumented immigrant who’ve passed the bar to receive a law license.

It was a busy weekend for Gov. Brown who also signed the Trust Act on Saturday, an unprecedented anti-deportation law that defies the Obama administration’s record setting number of deportations.

“While Washington waffles on immigration, California’s forging ahead,” Brown said in a press release. "I’m not waiting.”

On Monday, Garcia joined HuffPost Live’s Mike Sacks to talk about his legal struggle to become a lawyer and his ongoing fight to fulfill his second dream: to become a U.S. Citizen. Check out the segment above.



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