Jose Godinez-Samperio, undocumented immigrant, passes bar exam but may not be able to practice
Godinez-Sampeiro is an undocumented immigrant and based on his legal status the Florida Board of Bar Examiners denied him entry into the state Bar.
Godinez-Samperio, originally from Mexico, entered the U.S. legally with his parents when he was 9 years-old on a tourist visa but the family overstayed their allowed period of visitation. Since his time in the U.S. Godinez-Samperio became the valedictorian of his high school class in 2004, an Eagle Scout which is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and graduated from Florida State University College of Law.
His case is now being reviewed by the Supreme Court to determine whether the Florida Board of Bar Examiners can accept someone who is not in the country legally, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The Supreme Court flagged his case as “high profile” last week.
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