Governor Jan Brewer to DREAMers: State Laws Bar You from Drivers Licenses, Public Benefits Regardless of Feds' Immigration Policy Shift

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Governor Jan Brewer

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer issued an executive order today that blocks issuance of public benefits, Arizona driver's licenses, and state identification to individuals granted Deferred Action by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

In June, President Barack Obama announced that students and young adults brought to the United States as children, and who fit certain criteria, would be granted temporary immunity from deportation and allowed to work.

And today, on the day that the feds begin accepting applications from them, Brewer weighs in with a formal executive order to remind them of the laws that have hampered them.

Community leaders from Puente Human Rights Movement say that they will continue to fight against Brewer's racism and hate.

"Once again, [Brewer] has stood on the wrong side of history by implementing anti-immigrant policies and directly contradicting federal mandates related to immigration," Puente leaders declared in a statement issued on the heels of the governor's executive order. "By taking public action against President Obama's policy that will potentially grant work permits to over one million undocumented young people, Brewer has once again put Arizona's name on the map as the epicenter of anti-immigrant racism and hate."

In her order, she declares that just because the Department of Homeland Security via the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services is granting about 80,000 young undocumented immigrants deferred action from immigration proceedings and the right to work, it "does not entitle them to any additional public benefit."

She also mandates that any state agency that provides public benefits put in place any rules "necessary to prevent Deferred Action recipients from obtaining eligibility for any...taxpayer-funded public benefits and state identification, including a driver's license."

State laws banning undocumented immigrants from getting public benefits or driver's license have been on the books for a while now.

Arizona Senator Steve Gallardo says Brewer's order is nothing more than political posturing.

"She put out an executive order pretty much stating the status quo?" he tells New Times. "Thank you for telling us what we already know."

He says, with all the issues facing Arizona, "You would think that the governor would have better things to do, other than stating the obvious.

"The governor should get to work on some serious issues," Gallardo says, adding that people in the community aren't looking at Obama's deferred action policy with an eye toward benefits like in-state college tuition or a license to drive.

"I think it's great that these students are able to apply for this and get some type of relief," Gallardo says.

He says it's likely that the governor's announcement was meant to appease "right-wing wackos" who are upset about Obama's policy shift and probably are flooding her office with calls.

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lockerz602
lockerz602

Deferred Action Beneficiaries will receive their licenses in a few months, trust me on that one. Can't wait for the old hag to end her tyranny, racist Brewer, I hope she rots and dies alone.  

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

Better get used to it because there is more to come.  This is better than SB1070.  It's version 1.2.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

Right on Jan Brewer.  They can ride the bus or take a taxi or get a friend to drive them to work.  They are not entitled to a drivers license, period! 

vicente
vicente

I look at this temporary amnesty program foisted upon the American people by Obama as a blessing in disguise! We will now have in US Government data bases, a full listing of the names and addresses of all those who are participating in this program and are in this country Illegally! If the Political winds shift and for the purpose of Political expediency, Obama will throw these supporters under the bus once their purposes to him have been fulfilled. I would say that granting a 2 year temporary Amnesty to these Illegals in exchange for their names and addresses is a fair trade for knowing who they are and where they live!!   

JustforAz
JustforAz

AZ still does not follow federal border enforcement law like any other southern state today. Everyone acts clueless. Lawyers seem to be clueless.  Politicians are clueless!!  In fact we should require all politicians with a hard test in all laws!!!  That includes Civil rights, Federal rights, ADA Rights, MVR rights Gay rights, Breastfeeding rights, immigrant rights and even suspect rights.  Otherwise our current politicians are incompetent!!

Visa's are for 3 yrs. Illegal and Visa Farmworkers are suppose to receive Farm Bureau health benefits.  Farm owners are suppose to supply clean living quarters and food for their laborers.  State government was suppose to have a central administrative building with federal caseworkers to oversee the transport of farmworkers to farms and remove farmworkers when their Visa has expired or lawlessness.  After 3yrs. of good behavior and good work, farmworkers were suppose to been given the opportunity to become naturalized citizens of the US after 8yrs of learning English and American laws and good behavior.  Their children are granted dual citizenship in America under 18 yrs. old and over 18 receive their driver's licenses and apply for college. Someone has screwed up America a while ago and figures Americans will never read the federal laws. Brewer screwed up 1070!!!!

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

Here's more bullshit from GED Jan: An executive order that is very likely unconstitutional.

 

She knows full well that federal authority supersedes her own authority. The U.S. Supreme Court has already decided this for her, especially when it comes to BS1070.

narizona
narizona

I wonder if anyone has ever told her she looks like the sea hag in popeye?

jon49417
jon49417

face like that no wonder she's a bitter old skank.  that and the crazy gene her family carries

maggiemae0412
maggiemae0412

@rtpburns Jan Brewer is almost as bad a governor as #nikkihaley

narizona
narizona

Does she pay extra for that WRINKLE finish on her face ?

 

ashamedUScitizen
ashamedUScitizen

Critisizing And Name Calling will get no be no where, all I have to say is all these politician, Obama and brewer , are just playing a game , pulling out these executive orders out of no where . But I do believe that Obama is doing something great, the dream act people is just allowing them to stay legally , they are already here anyway , by no fault of their own, might as well allow them to go to school or join the military which is all benefit to the united states , because these are the people who will be building our economy ,and don't say they dont pay taxes, because they do, when they buy food, electronics, etc,. And if they were allowed to work with just a permit atleast they will be giving money to our economy for our united states , with no real benefit to their own , because as far as I know they will not qualify for any social security or welfare or any of that federal assistance without at least being a resident , which they technically won't be .... So whats the problem here people . And taking our jobs , come on with that, their is jobs out there just no one wants them, they want the higher paying ones that the illegals won't get at first anyways and most might be helping this horrible economy that we here created ourselves, so how about we blame ourselves first before allow themo help us clean this mess , because at the end we will be the ones gaining at the end.

anchorsaway
anchorsaway

Have any of you guys ever used blueservo.com to report illegal aliens? I've caught several mexicans crossing the border and have turned them into the texas authorities. it's surprising how often I see the illegal people going about their crimes on the cameras. I wish arizona had blueservo cameras along the border.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

Once they have a work permit, they are LEGAL   Do I need to type slower?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

I'm waiting for her to walk into the high tech offices in AZ, and announce to people that those in the US on work permits and visas, must turn over their AZ DL, along with the keys to their Lexis or SUV.  That will be fun!  That's what she's saying after all!

Stacy
Stacy

She's a bitch.  'nough said.

svivar9087
svivar9087

Will Brewer sign a waiver for these people,

excusing them from contributing to social

security, disability and what ever else they

won't be using ?

 

Should they be barred from serving in the

military ?

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

I will give Mrs. Brewer credit for being consistent.

 

I've been told she always parks her broom in the same place. Apparently better for fast take-offs.

 

1971elvis1971
1971elvis1971

Govenor Brewer is not anti immigration just Pro American. So if anyone sees this as a Bad thing,.... does that make you Anti American.  If your American Spouse child or grandchild is unemployed,.... They at least have hope that they can come to Arizona to find a Job. Just because your parents break the law doesn't mean people that follow the rules get penalized.  So if we are going to be fair in North America,.... Maybe we should have a similar law for all the illegal Canadians too.

TruConserv
TruConserv

This is just political pandering and deserves a big 'ol MEH.

 

It's already illegal to do the things her executive order outlaws, so one has to ask: why did she do it?

caliheretheycome
caliheretheycome

The goal is to get the illegal aliens to leave the state before they can whelp any litters. Once we help them along to the promised land, California, they'll get everything for free and we won't have to deal with them.

ReggieVV
ReggieVV

Brewer, a walking, and mumbling idiot. Gosh forbid we expect anything reasonable from the Ninth Floor occupant.

TaxpayingVoter
TaxpayingVoter

I think not allowing them to get driver's licenses is asinine.

 

Isn't it better to have them on the roads legally and WITH INSURANCE than it is to force them to have to do without?

karenpalensl
karenpalensl

 @JoeArpaioFan Please don't feed the trolls! They live in Nigerea and onle get  $20/day for their carp.

 

karenpalensl
karenpalensl

 @JoeArpaioFan Please don't feed the trolls! They live in Nigerea and onle get  $20/day for their carp

 

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

 @jon49417 Better get used to it because there is more to come.  Looks like SB1070 is coming back to bite you all in the butt.  This is SB1070 version 1.2.

rtpburns
rtpburns

@maggiemae0412 And they call PBO "divisive"?? With them doing things like this? #unreal

karenpalensl
karenpalensl

 @ashamedUScitizen Don't forget that the US has more illegals than just Mexicans - my relatives in CANADA tell me that high school kids from CANADA often come to the US on a "working vacation". Of course that doesn't count unless they happen to have dark skin ..

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @ashamedUScitizen really now. the only games I see are the state of AZ trying And failing to write state laws that are unconstitutional and the Federal government saying, let us do our job correctly, since they are, and AZ saying no you aren't we need to do it for you. 

jon49417
jon49417

 @anchorsaway well ain't you cool.  let me guess playground snitch that couldn't get picked for the kickball team

bigtom
bigtom

 @anchorsaway

 I think the sane people in arizona have bigger fish to fry than to worry about turning in illigal immigrants. Keep up the good work sport, I am sure you are making all the difference in the world with your one man crusade. Fucking clown !!

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @WhoKnows yeah, I am pretty sure that if they are here legally they can legally have an AZ DL and there is nothing that Jan Brewer nor the retards in our state government can do to stop them from having one.

bigtom
bigtom

 @Stacy

 I do not like using the word, but she is a first class cunt. By the way, who does her hair and makeup. Looks like Stevie Wonder does the hair and Mike Tyson does the makeup. She in too nasty.

tom10545az
tom10545az

 @1971elvis1971 i am sure the farmers in yuma,georgia,alabama,texas,etc, are waitin' for us AMericans spouses, children,unemployed to pull up the lettace,tomatoes,etc before everything rots in the field and food prices go up...ohh..yeah..the farmers already tried that, seems AMERICANS dont like real work and would rather collect unemployment checks instead, so please dont use the "they are taking away AMERICAN jobs"

jeanjb
jeanjb

 @1971elvis1971

 my mom brought a canadian-greek guy home with her 25 years ago.

he opened a resturaunt,(job creator)paid taxes on said resturaunt, and was promptly thrown in jail for overstaying his visa,while waiting for paperwork from his divorce so he and my mom could get married.

you are a jackass!

ironicaly,my mom hates"mexicans",and votes republican.

her husband wont become an american,because he has more benifits as a canadian!

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

it seems to me that she just wants to extend the red tape, like all you fucktarded conservatives want to do.

lockerz602
lockerz602

 @caliheretheycome you won't have a roof to sleep under and your vegetables will not be fresh, illegals do most of the labor in this state, that just fucks your "goal" fucktard conservative move on illegals are here to stay.

lockerz602
lockerz602

 @TaxpayingVoter I Agree, I mean if they do something that endangers others, we have a way to identify them and even deport them if they do, but if they abide by the rules, then let them have a license, they will pay their federal and state taxes and they also buy they're licenses it's not like the state hands them out for free. 

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @TaxpayingVoter was wondering the same thing myself. Of course if AZ wants to make it harder for them, some will just not have DLs or Insurance... and some would be ok, and some would cause accidents.. etc... 

maggiemae0412
maggiemae0412

@rtpburns Yeah - Romney started all the divisiveness and now he is trying to turn the tables and blame it on Obama

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @bigtom she's a loopy cunt. I am not afraid to call a cunt a cunt. Sorry if it offends, but it's meant to convey in SIMPLE English exactly what she is. 

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @tom10545az you know what I say? Let the rabbit food rot until they pay Americans decent wages. Ever read Grapes of Wrath? No? Read it.

jon49417
jon49417

 @tom10545az no Americans wont work 12 hr days for 20 bucks cause Mr Charlie charges you 15 dollars to sleep in his barn and 5 bucks for a peanut butter sandwich at lunch time.

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @karenpalensl I wasn't here for that, but AZ sure has problems with Governors. Jody (or Jane or whatever the fuck her name was ) Hall (or Hull) was also pretty bad from what I have read. Sorry I don't remember all the names of AZ's Fail politicians from before I lived here.

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @jon49417 yes sorta where I was going with the Grapes of Wrath theme there.

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @karenpalensl not always. But some of the time. AZ is a strange state because most of the people like in three areas really. Phoenix Metro/Tuscon/Flagstaff. Phoenix houses most of the insane GOP people, the rest is either liberal or a mixture. Where I live is one of the mixes, but usually it goes republican. (too many jackasses from PHX live here now)

I've lived here since 2001. The natives are restless here in AZ, and also insane for the most part ;) I willingly live here tho, so I guess that makes me more insane.

karenpalensl
karenpalensl

 @ptcgaz My family has been here sine 1906, I moved here in 1981. Back when Goldwater was able to keep the worst KOOKS in line! Now Goldwater is considered TOO LIBERAL and the kooks think they can have their own way.

 

Remember though that since statehood our congressional reps (House and Senate) have SPLIT 50/50 rep-dem!

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