Getting bills passed is an art and a science, the reason people pay lobbyists millions of dollars. But for some young Floridians, the 2014 session was a breakthrough in succeeding in the legislative arena.
The Florida Supreme Court will be able to grant the law licenses now that Gov. Rick Scott has signed the measure into law.
Immediately after the Senate passed HB 755 late Friday afternoon, Senate Rules Chairman John Thrasher left the chamber, dashed up the stairs and handed a sheet of paper to a small cluster of people outside the public gallery.
The Florida Supreme Court will be allowed to grant law licenses to non-citizens under a bill that just passed the Senate and is headed to Gov. Rick Scott.
In another sign that the conservative House is warming to the plight of immigrants, the chamber gave overwhelming support Thursday to a proposal that would enable a Mexican-born Eagle Scout to practice law in Florida.
The first step toward allowing a Mexican national to get his law license despite the state Supreme Court saying he could not because he’s in the U.S. unlawfully has been taken by the Florida Senate.
The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday the Florida Bar can’t admit immigrants who are in the country illegally.
A Florida State University law school graduate who is in the country illegally is one step closer to getting license to practice in the state.
Should an illegal immigrant be able to practice law in Florida. That’s the issue before the state’s highest court in the case of Jose Godinez-Samperio who came to the U.S. from Mexico at age 9. He graduated from college, earned a law degree and passed the Florida Bar.