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Illegal Immigrant Fighting For License To Practice Law In Florida

October 4, 2012

On Tuesday, the Florida State Supreme Court was asked to make a determination in what could be a precedent-setting case. Jose Godinez-Samperio has stepped forward and asked to become the first illegal immigrant in the US to obtain a license to practice law.

Godinez-Samperio meets all the qualifications. He graduated from New College in Florida, earned a law degree from Florida State University and he passed the bar exam last year. However, Godinez-Samperio is not a US citizen, and that presents a problem.

Godinez-Samperio was 9-years old when his parents brought him into the US. His parents had a visitors visa, which allows you to stay in this country for a maximum of nine months, and they never returned to Mexico. Bodinez-Samperio is now 25 years old.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

One Comment leave one →
  1. upaces88 permalink
    October 4, 2012 10:12 am

    Huh?! Isn’t that just like a lawyer that he could think he can work around the very system he supposedly is there to protect!

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