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US representatives support Fla. immigrant lawyer

"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 a visitor's visa when he was 9 years old. Seven...

Fla. Seeks Advisory Opinion on Bar Admission for Undocumented Law Graduates

"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 own requirements for those seeking to become a lawyer...

Immigrant: Obama Policy Clears Him for Bar Admission

"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-Samperio filed a legal challenge after...

Immigrant Fights for Florida Law License

"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 visitors' visas when he was 9 years old, but...