- Advertisement -
  • Most Commentedmost commented up
  • Most Emailedmost emailed up
  • Popularmost popular up
- Advertisement -

« News Home

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.


1redeye1(5668 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months 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

Suggest removal:

2DSquared(1788 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Looks like Vinytalk can't comprehend what he reads. Ask Obama why he and Clinton can't practice law anymore!

Suggest removal:

3IslandMike(764 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months 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.

Suggest removal:


HomeTerms of UsePrivacy StatementAdvertiseStaff DirectoryHelp
© 2016 Vindy.com. All rights reserved. A service of The Vindicator.
107 Vindicator Square. Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone Main: 330.747.1471 • Interactive Advertising: 330.740.2955 • Classified Advertising: 330.746.6565
Sponsored Links: Vindy Wheels | Vindy Jobs | Vindy Homes