It is an enormous victory tonight for immigrant rights, and for a 32-year-old man who has been in this country since he was 5 undocumented.

Cesar Vargas was sworn in as an attorney thanks to a panel of New York judges who ruled his undocumented status has no bearing on his character and fitness to practice law.

With his mother by his side, Vargas emerged from a Brooklyn courthouse with a four-year legal journey now behind him.

The undocumented immigrant activist was sworn in Wednesday as a lawyer.

“It was an amazing moment. It felt like the day was never going to come. But it’s here, through the support of so many people, my family, my mother,” Vargas said…. read more at