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Fla. justices question law license for immigrant



Published: Tue, October 2, 2012 @ 2:06 p.m.

Fla. justices question law license for immigrant

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Most of the Florida Supreme Court justices appear skeptical of granting a law license to an illegal immigrant.

The seven justices heard oral arguments today in the case of Jose Godinez-Samperio. He came to the U.S. from Mexico at age 9. He graduated from college, earned a law degree and passed the Florida Bar.

The Board of Bar Examiners asked the state’s high court for guidance before deciding whether to grant a license.

It is one of a few cases across the country. Illegal immigrants are also trying to practice law in New York and California.

Godinez-Samperio contends President Barack Obama’s new policy involving illegal immigrants gives him the right to practice law.

Justice Barbara Pariente noted the policy likely would change if Obama loses in November.


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1redeye1(4563 comments)posted 2 years ago

Just another one of BO's screw ups. Now the illegais can tell us how things are going to be done in our country

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2IslandMike(757 comments)posted 2 years ago

The STATE university didn't mind taking his money. Now the STATE doesn't want to allow him to work. Well, they don't mind him working as a landscaper or construction worker, but God forbid if the man should earn a real living.

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