Thursday, May 24th, 2018

US representatives support Fla. immigrant lawyer

"Eight members of Congress on Monday joined four former American Bar
Association presidents in urging the state Supreme Court to grant a law
license to an [unauthorized] immigrant whose parents brought him to the United
States from Mexico on a visitor's visa when he was 9 years old. Seven
U.S. representatives and Puerto Rico's nonvoting resident commissioner
sent a letter to the justices supporting Jose Godinez-Samperio's
admission to the Florida Bar. They also expressed support for a
"friend of the court" brief being submitted by three ex-ABA presidents.
The fourth, former Florida State University President Talbot "Sandy"
D'Alemberte, is representing Godinez-Samperio. D'Alemberte, now a
professor, was one of his teachers at Florida State's law school. "Here's a kid who came over not speaking any English, learned to
speak English, went to school, became an Eagle Scout, continued helping
as an assistant