Illegals Sue Arizona to Demand Driver’s Licenses

A group of civil-liberties and immigrant-rights organizations is expected to  file a lawsuit today challenging Gov. Jan Brewer’s executive order denying  driver’s licenses to young undocumented immigrants approved for federal work  permits under President Barack Obama’s deferred-action program.

The lawsuit would mark the first legal challenge against a state for denying  driver’s licenses to young undocumented immigrants authorized to live and work  temporarily in the U.S. under the program.

The lawsuit could affect other states that have also denied driver’s licenses  to non-citizens protected from deportation under the program, known as Deferred  Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

The lawsuit is expected to be filed by the Arizona and national chapters of  the American Civil Liberties Union, the Mexican American Legal Defense and  Educational Fund, and the National Immigration Law Center.

The same groups are involved in an ongoing civil-rights lawsuit challenging  Arizona’s immigration-enforcement law, Senate Bill 1070.

Read more here at the Arizona Republic


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