Here, this may help. It requires getting your LLM, but I bet you can find an ABA school to let you do it. (even if T3/T4)
Yeah it's an extra step, but you'd be even more qualified than other lawyers at that point too. Plus while in it, you can still work as a paralegal.
I found this online(forgot the link):
In New York State, foreign lawyers from civil law countries are permitted to sit for the New York bar exam once they have concluded a minimum of 20 credit hours (typically but not essentially in an LLM program) at a law school (ABA-approved) involving at least two basic subjects tested on the New York bar exam. In general, lawyers from common law jurisdictions do not need to study at an ABA-approved law school. Foreign lawyers from both civil law and common law countries, however, are required to show that they have successfully fulfilled a course of law studies of at least three years that would complete the educational requirements to bar admission in their country.
In California, as long as students have completed an LLM in comparative law from an ABA-approved law school they are allowed to sit for the state bar exam even though they do not have a three-year law degree from the United States.
Note: Only a small percentage of U.S. qualified lawyers ever go on to earn a LLM It is also good to keep in mind that some US law schools do not allow US law graduates to participate in their LLM programs—they are offered only to foreign