Friday, August 17, 2012

UK: Arizona governor tries to circumvent federal law

The Guardian

Arizona Dream Act supporters ready for legal battle against state services ban
State governor Jan Brewer signed executive order contradicting Obama's plan to benefit young undocumented migrants

Immigrant rights groups are gearing up for a legal and political fight in Arizona after the state's hardline Republican governor issued an order that bans young immigrants, spared deportation under a new federal initiative, from getting driver's licences and other state benefits.

Jan Brewer, the state governor, is determined to curtail the rights of people in her state who qualify for the new rules, which give young undocumented migrants the right to work and spares them from the threat of deportation.

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