The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah and others have filed briefs backing arguments by two "Dreamers" who have asked the state's Supreme Court to allow undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to be licensed to practice law. The state legislature also weighed in, saying the court is the appropriate venue for the case.

The ACLU of Utah, which had been asked for input on the case, along with organizations such as LatinoJustice and the Utah Minority Bar Association, argued Tuesday that the state should admit to the bar people who benefited from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows people brought to the United States before the age of 16 to remain in the country.

Ballard Spahr Partner and attorney for the petitioners, Anthony Kaye, stated, "It's been our honor to represent the petitioners in this matter pro bono, and I am pleased to see that organizations like the ACLU, LatinoJustice and the Utah Minority Bar Association feel as we do – that these women are in a position to make significant contributions to our community and should be allowed to do so."

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