Immigration Law

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Bar Exam Passed, Immigrant Still Can’t Practice Law
Posted on 4 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Cesar Vargas seemed to have checked all the right boxes in his quest to become a lawyer in New York State. He made honors at both college and law school in New York City, his home since coming to the United States from Mexico at age 5. He interned... Read More

License Immigrant, Cal. State Bar Urges Court
Posted on 8 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In a filing Thursday with the state Supreme Court, the bar renewed its support for Sergio C. Garcia, who was brought to the United States as a toddler, worked his way through college and law school, and awaits the court's verdict on his eligibility... Read More

California Supreme Court to Decide Bar Entrance for Undocumented Immigrants
Posted on 21 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The California Supreme Court today unanimously issued an order directing the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California to show cause before the Supreme Court why the court should grant the Committee’s motion to admit... Read More

Fla. Seeks Advisory Opinion on Bar Admission for Undocumented Law Graduates
Posted on 24 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"When Godinez-Samperio applied to take the bar exam last year, he sought a waiver because he didn’t have proof of his immigration status, which is required by the Florida Board of Bar Examiners who administer the test. States set their... Read More

California Supreme Court To Rule on Undocumented Immigrant's Law License
Posted on 6 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In 2009, Garcia passed the California bar exam on his first try. But 2009 was also the first year the state bar started asking applicants their immigration status, and Garcia’s application was flagged for review. University of Houston... Read More

Immigrant: Obama Policy Clears Him for Bar Admission
Posted on 18 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"An undocumented immigrant who passed the Florida Bar exam but was denied the ability to practice law by examiners says an Obama administration change to U.S. immigration policy means he should be given his lawyer license. In April, José Godínez... Read More

Immigrant Fights for Florida Law License
Posted on 3 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A Florida man's bid to become the first undocumented immigrant to obtain a law license in the United States met skepticism Tuesday from most of the state's Supreme Court justices. Jose Godinez-Samperio came to the U.S. with his parents on... Read More

US representatives support Fla. immigrant lawyer
Posted on 4 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Eight members of Congress on Monday joined four former American Bar Association presidents in urging the state Supreme Court to grant a law license to an [unauthorized] immigrant whose parents brought him to the United States from Mexico on... Read More