The Arizona Department of Transportation is getting ready for a wave of “young immigrants” to swarm the DMV for driver’s licenses. The “immigrants” are now protected from deportation under President Obama’s new, unilateral immigration policies.
U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell issued a preliminary injunction that prevents the state from enforcing Jan Brewer’s policy of denying 20,000 “immigrants” from getting licenses. The AP writes, “The injunction carries out instructions issued in July by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The governor has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review her appeal of the 9th Circuit decision.”
The Governor’s Office has stated that she will comply with the injunction. Brewer took the steps to prevent “immigrants” from getting the licenses after Obama’s 2012 action to prevent “immigrants” from getting…deported.
ADOT officials said they will start processing driver’s license and identification card applications from qualified immigrants. Recipients who fall under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program, known as DACA, will get a credential formatted like any Arizona driver’s license or identification card.
Obama’s program allows “immigrants” under the age of 30 who came to the US before turning 16 and have been living in the US for five continuous years to be shielded from deportation.
“Brewer issued her executive order in August 2012 directing state agencies to deny driver’s licenses and other public benefits to immigrants who get work authorization under the deferred-action program. Her move marked the nation’s most visible challenge to the Obama policy.”