Future Of Immigrant Atty Rule In Hands Of Fla. Lawmakers

Law360, Miami (March 7, 2014, 8:56 PM EST) -- After being dealt a blow Thursday with the Florida Supreme Court's decision blocking an immigrant in the U.S. without legal permission from joining the Florida Bar, immigrant advocates are looking to the state legislature for help, which may be an uphill climb in an election year when few controversial measures are expected to advance.

The state's highest court ruled that Jose Manuel Godinez-Samperio, a Florida State University College of Law graduate, could not be admitted to the Florida Bar because current state law does not provide...
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