Arizona lawsuit challenges restrictions on driver's licenses

Article subtitle: 
The suit targets an executive order by Gov. Jan Brewer denying the licenses to young immigrants who received work permits under a new Obama administration progr
Article author: 
Cindy Carcamo
Article publisher: 
LA Times
Article date: 
30 November 2012
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

A contingent of civil and immigrant rights organizations launched a lawsuit Thursday against Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, challenging an executive order she issued that denies driver's licenses to some youths who recently received immigration relief and work permits under a new Obama administration program.

"This lawsuit is important because it's basically about the rights of young people to go about their daily lives and ability to be able to support their families," said Shiu-Ming Cheer, coauthor of the suit and immigration attorney with the National Immigration Law Center.

Brewer's order states that Obama's executive order does not grant the youths "any lawful or authorized status and does not entitle them to any additional public benefit."


CAIRCO Research



August 20, 2012 

63% Oppose Driver’s Licenses, Public Benefits for Illegal Immigrants Who Get Work Permits 

By Rasmussen Reports