TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- July 7, 2012
An illegal immigrant says an Obama administration change to U.S. immigration law means there are no grounds to deny him a Florida law license.
President Barack Obama announced last month that illegal immigrants no older than 30 who arrived as children, have no criminal history and have high school degrees or military service could stay and work in this country.
In motion filed Thursday, Jose Godinez-Samperio told the state Supreme Court that the administration's order makes him eligible for legal immigration status and work authorization in the U.S. He asked the court to order the Florida Board of Bar Examiners to either conclude its investigation into his application or admit him.
Twenty-five-year-old Godinez-Samperio graduated from Florida's New College, earned a law degree from Florida State and passed the bar exam.
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