Fla. Court To Rule: Can A Lawyer Be Undocumented?

May 10, 2012

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It sounds like a typical American success story: A young boy becomes an academic standout, an Eagle Scout and high school valedictorian. Later, he attends college and then law school, all on full scholarships. But Jose Godinez-Samperio’s story is not typical. He’s an undocumented immigrant from Mexico — and now he’s fighting to be admitted to the Florida bar. [Godinez-Samperio is a New College of Florida alumnus.]

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