View Poll Results: Should Jose Manuel Godinez-Samperio be allowed to become a US lawyer?

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    Re: Should this illegal immigrant be allowed to become a lawyer?

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    If this person had come from Mexico, studied and graduated with a F1 student Visa, he would most likely
    find a sponsor and get a work Visa. (people with doctorate degrees usually can get sponsored.)
    The state paid for much of his education, they might as well benefit from his higher amount of taxes paid.
    One of the main reasons states subsidize higher education, is because educated people pay more taxes.
    They can only pay more taxes if they get a job. "Attorney" is not a career where America is lacking... of course it depends on the geographical region.
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    Re: Should this illegal immigrant be allowed to become a lawyer?

    Pathway to citizenship, with some kind of fine for knowingly breaking the law after age 18, and then he can seek licensing for his desired profession.
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    Re: Should this illegal immigrant be allowed to become a lawyer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Would you be willing to cut him more slack because he came here when he was only 9? Seems like the breaking of the law wasn't really his doing, but was his parents'. It's hard to imagine an 9 year-old saying, "Hey, mom, we can't do this. It's illegal."
    True, but he is an adult now. He should take steps to become a citizen.
    The issue if "cutting hime more slack" is when do we say enough is enough on illegal entry? If he gets a break, what about the ones that come across today? Until the illegal entry is better managed and controlled, I say no to any "slack". There are ways for him to become legal. As a lawyer, he should know that.
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    Re: Should this illegal immigrant be allowed to become a lawyer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Would you be willing to cut him more slack because he came here when he was only 9? Seems like the breaking of the law wasn't really his doing, but was his parents'. It's hard to imagine an 9 year-old saying, "Hey, mom, we can't do this. It's illegal."
    No.Because once he turns 18 he is no longer an unwilling participant.At 18 years old he is free to go back to his country and come back the legal way.
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    Re: Should this illegal immigrant be allowed to become a lawyer?

    It never ceases to amaze me when I read about someone that was brought here by their parents, went to school, went to college, now speaks in behalf of all illegals and carries signs while having a tirade of the injustice of it all. My question is....why didn't they apply for citizenship all those years ago? What is stopping them NOW? They want a free pass after getting a free education most of us paid for by working 2 and 3 jobs while their parents sent money back home instead of paying their taxes or paying for that free schooling their kid now has to become a productive member of a society they stole from an STILL wants a free pass.

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    Re: Should this illegal immigrant be allowed to become a lawyer?

    If his a 'illegal immigrant' then he should be deported this second and and can become a lawyer in jail but if his legit and just a 'immigrant' then yes he should be allowed (personally speaking).

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    Re: Should this illegal immigrant be allowed to become a lawyer?

    The problem comes from higher above. Obama's granny lives here and she is illegal. Why is she still here????

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    Re: Should this illegal immigrant be allowed to become a lawyer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    There's an article about this here:
    U.S. News - Can an illegal immigrant become a lawyer?

    In short, this man, Jose Manuel Godinez-Samperio, came to the US from Mexico when he was 9. He graduated high school, college, and law school, and he's passed his state bar. Now he's having trouble becoming a lawyer because of his immigration status. For more details, read the article. Vote on whether you think he should be allowed to become a lawyer in the US.
    He went through all that, but didn't think it necessary to at least get a green card. Sorry, but somebody who went to LAW school should know better. The article says he wants the American dream, so why the **** didn't he apply to become a US citizen? I'm saying no, simply because he studied law ffs. There's no excuse for this level of dumbassery. I'll say yes once he becomes a citizen.
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    Re: Should this illegal immigrant be allowed to become a lawyer?

    Honestly, the guy is smart enough to know that once he turned 18 it was time for him to pursue legal avenues toward citizenship. We have immigration laws for a reason. He needs to pursue citizenship, complying with Florida law, before being allowed to practice law.

    Don't forget, this guy actually got a scholarship while his family never paid federal or state income taxes the entire time they've lived here. When he worked, he either received cash under the table or used a stolen social security number, royally screwing the rightful owner of that SS number. No one should be under the illusion that illegal immigrants earn their own way. They don't. They cost billions every year in education, medical and welfare benefits, and they pay nothing back.

    He's not above the law. He needs to comply with the law.

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    Re: Should this illegal immigrant be allowed to become a lawyer?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Honestly, the guy is smart enough to know that once he turned 18 it was time for him to pursue legal avenues toward citizenship. We have immigration laws for a reason. He needs to pursue citizenship, complying with Florida law, before being allowed to practice law.

    Don't forget, this guy actually got a scholarship while his family never paid federal or state income taxes the entire time they've lived here. When he worked, he either received cash under the table or used a stolen social security number, royally screwing the rightful owner of that SS number. No one should be under the illusion that illegal immigrants earn their own way. They don't. They cost billions every year in education, medical and welfare benefits, and they pay nothing back.

    He's not above the law. He needs to comply with the law.
    Florida has a sales tax only (no Income tax) So I assure you, he and his family paid their State taxes.
    As to the Federal income taxes, those got withheld, but they could never ask for a refund.
    Many illegal immigrants pay up at tax time - USATODAY.com
    Florida should grant him his law license, if he can get an H1 sponsor. Florida has already spent
    the money on his education, they should at least be allowed to recoup the money in taxes.
    Some other state might agree to issue him a law license, he has great income potential,
    he will be the kind of revenue stream most states want.

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