State sued over withholding driver's licenses from illegal immigrants

PHOENIX — Calling the governor’s actions illegal, civil rights groups filed suit Thursday to overturn an order by Gov. Jan Brewer denying Arizona driver licenses to illegal immigrants who qualify for the federal government’s “deferred action” program.

Attorneys contend the Obama administration, in agreeing not to deport certain people brought here as children, specifically “authorized” them to be in this country. Those eligible also are being issued permits to work legally in the United States.

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WW2 Marine Veteran on Sat, 12/01/2012 - 10:40am

What is Legal about Illegal?

sharrison on Tue, 12/04/2012 - 8:40am

Here is that slippery slope. Sure it’s a grand gesture on Obama’s part but
now the states have to deal with the devil in the details. Only comprehensive
immigration reform with rigorous enforcement will let Arizona get on with
more pressing issues.

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