Jose Godinez-Samperio

Young Adults Learn To Surf Florida's Changing Political Tides 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.
Law Licenses Can Now Be Granted To Non-CitizensThe Florida Supreme Court will be able to grant the law licenses now that Gov. Rick Scott has signed the measure into law.
Lawmakers Reach Out To Undocumented ImmigrantsImmediately 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.
Law Licenses Bill Passes Florida Senate 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.
Legislature Poised To Open Courthouse Doors For Undocumented Lawyer 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.
Illegal Immigrant May Receive Law License Under New Bill 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.
Undocumented Immigrants Denied Law LicensesThe Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday the Florida Bar can't admit immigrants who are in the country illegally.
Fla. Immigrant One Step Closer To Law License 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.
State's High Court Takes Up Law Licenses For Illegal ImmigrantsShould 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.
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