Is Jan Brewer's New Policy on Driver's Licenses Complete B.S.?

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Last year, when Governor Jan Brewer announced that the DREAMers who qualified for deferred action would not be allowed to obtain Arizona driver's licenses, the ACLU and other groups shot a hole right through it -- Arizona's been giving out licenses to everyone else the feds have granted deferred action for years.

Now, as Brewer faces a lawsuit that involves that very point, the Arizona Department of Transportation suddenly has a new policy -- no one granted deferred action can get a driver's license.

See also:
-Jan Brewer Broadens Hateful Driver's License Ban Beyond DREAMers

Estimates are that more than 40,000 driver's licenses and ID's were given to people in Arizona who were granted deferred action by the federal government. DREAMers -- that is, people whose parents brought them to this country illegally, when they were young -- were in that same boat, until Brewer's order came along.

Brewer's squad tried to get the lawsuit over this order dismissed, but the federal judge disagreed, saying these deferred action recipients are "similarly situated" to other non-citizens, who can obtain licenses.

As the Feathered Bastard reported, instead of Brewer admitting any fault, or seeing the light, or suddenly warming up to immigrants, the lawyers for Brewer and ADOT claimed that it was just then that ADOT "became aware for the first time" that other non-citizens granted deferred action could get driver's licenses.

Now, the new policy prevents all these non-citizens from getting licenses.

Is that complete and utter B.S.?

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bobunf
bobunf

This is part of Jan's plan to turn Arizona blue for the 2014 elections.

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

If some states are giving driver's license to the illegal immigrant adult children that got accepted into Obama's D.A.C.A. and a majority aren't then we can only conclude that issuing of driver license's are up to the individual state. Im sure Brewer like other governors have consulted with their lawyer's before handing down this judgment..

Matt Mendenhall
Matt Mendenhall

you racists are so painfully ignorant and myopic it hurts to even read your poorly thought out arguments. you are so ignorant you don't even understand what racism is and that you are racist. you are so ignorant that my hope for this country is almost gone because you celebrate your ignorance with an arrogance that is breathtaking in its limited scope of thought. many of you claim to be Christian, but your ideology is the antithesis of Christ's teachings. You have fallen for the ultimate delusion, and in your distorted vision, love is hate, kindness is oppression, and legalism trumps love.

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

SHUT THE FUCK UP!!  THAT STATE RESERVES ALL RIGHTS FOR DRIVERS LICENSE AND LAST TIME I CHECKED THE ILLEGALS WERENT CITIZENS OF MY COUNTRY!!!  GET THE ILLEGALS OUT AND CALL ICE!!!  CALL  (602) 766-7030 IF YOU SEE ILLEGALS THAT'S PHOENIX ICE NUMBER TO DEPORT THESE WETBACKS!!

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

FOLKS THE LAW IS THE LAW AND NO DRIVERS LICENSE FOR ILLEGALS PERIOD.  YALL NEED TO RESPECT THE LAW AND QUIT MAKIN' A FUSS.  ILEGALS GOT NO RIGHTS AND THEY DON'T EVEN DESERVE TO BE IN MY COUNTRY. PERIOD.  NOW WHAT IF SOMEONE BROKE INTO YOUR HOUSE INTO YOUR HOUSE AND WOULDN'T LEAVE? NOW THATS WHAT A ILLEGAL ALIEN DOES IS COME INTO MY COUNTRY AND GET ON FOODSTAMPS AND TAKE JOBS AND RAPE FOLKS.  NO THANK YOU!!!!

Veinticinco Soyus
Veinticinco Soyus

Republicanos amargados, mas les vale estar bien con los latinos porque si se ponen rudos no les daremos nuestro voto y muy pronto serémos mayoría.

Sj Bloom
Sj Bloom

and federally illegal......but...im jane!

Jennifer Mata
Jennifer Mata

Y'all act like because someone is illegal in the eyes of the law, they are less than human. You can't even talk about them as human. That's what's truly embarrassing. Remind me to judge the hell out of you if you decide to move to England.

Oscar Canas
Oscar Canas

Against because she is always against the minorities; I am a disabled and I feel discriminated, the reason why, no authority here in AZ do nothing specially her to prevent the illegal use of handicapped spaces by young and healthy people, they are using other people placard and park their cars where ever they want, even without the placard, they do it. This page would not be enough to write what I have seen. This is what I will write for the moment.

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

This is the same lady that lowers all state flags at the capital for  anyone except if they are hispanic.This is the same lady who is governing a state with nearly 30 percent hispanic..but yet you would not be able to tell that... by all her white nominations..This is the same lady that sighned sb 1070 into law....And finally this is the same lady who stands by and does nothing while the people of  state of arizona..are engaging in acts of  racial intolerance, Getting shot by police ,racial discrimination, increased incidents of road rage, or just plainly getting runned over while you are walking in the crosswalk or riding your bike.One would think as governor of the state of arizona she would ask for peace and calm and show leadership. But does she do that.not yet she has not.

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

The woman is grossly stupid. Nuff said.

Mary Doe
Mary Doe

Would it hurt you to read the article. She is breaking both the law and the tradition.

Mary Doe
Mary Doe

Citizenship is not a requirement for DL anywhere, including Az. How do you thinks own Canadian absentee landlords drive when they visit their investments?

Mary Doe
Mary Doe

Yes. Can you please post a pc of the back of her neck please. Her expression gives me a fright.

Ana A. Ochoa
Ana A. Ochoa

she straight up looks like a wicked witch.

Kirk Dooley
Kirk Dooley

Only in AZ can you elect a State Nag. (If her husband has never beaten her, he must be quite a gentleman.)

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

More white people are using emergency rooms than illegals. So your point is moot.

Jim Thomas
Jim Thomas

your insurance will go up because the illegals will not have insurance or it will be so little... yah the state might make more, but so will the insurance companies with money out of your pocket. Illegal is against the law!!!!!

DNichols
DNichols

This Racist G.O.P.Witch abused her Government Authority to shuffle paper work to defraud Social Security of $75,000.00 to reward her Kife Point Rapist Son for his Heinous Crime as he served his sentence.

Arizona Voters overlooked this and elected Brewer for her "Bigotry" Period.

It should not surprise any one that she is now being a "Bigot" towards People that should be allowed Drivers Licenses "Legally".

Roberto Murphy
Roberto Murphy

This IDIOT woman is a disgrace she sets a bad example for other woman who are worriors, she should be out of office IMPEACH this b....ch.........i'm against all her dam policies and her idiot friends and everything else

Mike McLauchlin
Mike McLauchlin

Man is she ugly !! Nothing Good can come from a mug shot like that !!

Brenda German
Brenda German

yeah it's WAY better for them to drive WITHOUT a license.

Brenda German
Brenda German

Because we want all of them to drive WITHOUT a LICENSE. YAY!

Frankie Bruchis
Frankie Bruchis

If it come from her mouth or written by here it's a blatant. 100%lie.

Jenny Smith
Jenny Smith

If you are not a legal citizen of the United States you should not qualify for any of our benefits; including drivers Lic!! I LOVE WHAT SHE DID

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@Matt Mendenhall Are you drunk? The majority of Arizona citizens do not want illegal immigrants living in the state. Illegal immigrants are not a race moron, enforcing laws are not a racist act.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@HILLFUCKREDNECK, AAAHHHHH, SSSHHHUUUTTT TTHHEE FFUUCCKK UUPP, FUCKING ILLEGAL TOOTHLESS HILLBILLY, U R D ILLEGAL HERE, SINCE UR ANCESTORS CAME CROSSING D BIG POND, ( IF THEY R FROM EUROPEAN ANCESTRY) MAKING THEM D WETBACKS THAT THEY R..... MAKING U A WETBACK AS WELL. SEE, UR PARENTS R ANCHOR TRASH, GIVING BIRTH 2 ANOTHER ANCHOR TRASH (THAT'S U) THAT R IN THIS CONTINENT ILLEGALLY....BEIGN PART OF THE HORDES THAT INVADED THIS CONTINENT, & FROM WHICH SOME OF THEM RAPED D NATIVE WOMEN, CONTAMINATING THEIR PURE GENE POOL WITH THE DESEASES BROUGHT BY THOSE ILLITERATE HORDES. I DON'T KNOW WHO IN D FUCK GAVE THEM D RIGHT TO RESIDE IN THIS CONTINENT LEGALLY, SINCE ALL OF THEM WERE INVADERS & STILL R. PEOPLE, IF U SEE ANY ILLEGAL HILLBILLY ROAMING D CITY STREETS, CALL (602) 766-7030. REPORT ALL THOSE ILLEGAL IGNORANTS, SO THEY CAN B ROUNDED UP AND TAKEN AWAY 2 D LANDFILL, D MOUNTAINS OR THE NEAREST PIGSTY, WHERE THEY BELONG. KEEP IN MIND THAT THEY R JUST A WASTE OF OXIGEN & RESOURCES.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@HILLFOLKREDNECK, WHAT IF SOMEBODY INVADED UR HOUSE AND CLAIM IT AS THEIRS, THEN RAPE D WOMEN, AND 2 MAKE IT WORSE, TAKE THE RIGHTFUL OWNERS OF THAT HOUSE AND SEND THEM TO RESERVATIONS.... THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN THEY CLAIM THAT THEY HAVE LEGAL DOCUMENTS ,THAT SHOW THAT THEY R RESIDING IN THAT PROPERTY LEGALLY AND THAT IS THEIRS. WHEN IN FACT THEY INVADED IT. TO MAKE MATTERS MUCH WORSE, EVERYTIME THAT SOMETHING HAPPENS, THEY BLAME D NEIGHBORS NEXT DOOR, NEIGHBORS THAT HAVE MORE RIGHTS 2 B IN THAT NIEGHBORHOOD THAN THOSE INVADERS.  SEE FUCKING TOOTHLES BITCH, THIS IS NOT UR COUNTRY, AND D ONLY ONES COLLECTING FOODSTAMPS, WELFARE & SS R FUCKING LAZY FAT ASSES LIKE YALL & THEIR FAT ASS OL' BITCHES. FUCKING ILLEGAL HILLBILLY.GO 2 HELL.

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@Veinticinco Soyus IDIOT

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

@Oscar Canas spoken from one of our entitlement assholes

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

@mrh0202201091SHUT THE FUCK UP!!  THAT STATE RESERVES ALL RIGHTS FOR DRIVERS LICENSE AND LAST TIME I CHECKED THE ILLEGALS WERENT CITIZENS OF MY COUNTRY!!!  GET THE ILLEGALS OUT AND CALL ICE!!!  CALL  (602) 766-7030 IF YOU SEE ILLEGALS THAT'S PHOENIX ICE NUMBER TO DEPORT THESE WETBACKS!!

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@mrh0202201091 The same lady that got $75k of federal money to support her rapist son, while he was locked in a state mental hospital.  And the same lady that got out of a DUI by pleading "immunity" when she was in the legislature.  And the same lady that had a 20 second brain freeze when reading a prepared statement during her only debate when running for gov!

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

@Michelle Bella Elstran Przybylla Dear michelle...theire are alot of things that are wrong with this world  where should i start at the top or the bottom....starting with police brutality.....government corruption...or trying to be the police of the world...racial discrimination...injustice.....being tried for a crime you did not commit...and many many more things that are wrong in this inperfect world that we live in.......GETTING A JOB WITHOUT A WORK PERMIT..INSTEAD OF ROBBING OR STEALING OR COMMITTING A CRIME...TO SUPPORT YOUR FAMILY..RANKS WAY AT THE BOTTOM  SWEETIE.....

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@Michelle Bella Elstran Przybylla We don't want YOU here at all.  Please self deport.  These people have a work permit, and are therefore here LEGALLY!

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

@truthseekeraz When she went to India, did she realize that they have brown skin? 

Did she tell them that, if they come to Arizona, they better damn well make sure they carry their "papers" at all times, especially in Maricopa County?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@Jenny Smith You can be in the US legally and NOT be a citizen, Princess Goofball!


Time for you to turn another trick!

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@john043012, then what r u waiting 2 go back 2 where ever ur cesspool came from..HASTA LA VISTA.

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

@WhoKnowsSHUT THE FUCK UP!!  THAT STATE RESERVES ALL RIGHTS FOR DRIVERS LICENSE AND LAST TIME I CHECKED THE ILLEGALS WERENT CITIZENS OF MY COUNTRY!!!  GET THE ILLEGALS OUT AND CALL ICE!!!  CALL  (602) 766-7030 IF YOU SEE ILLEGALS THAT'S PHOENIX ICE NUMBER TO DEPORT THESE WETBACKS!!

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@WhoKnows  

Yes, but that doesn't address her statement.  Being here legally doesn't mean you automatically qualify for benefits, beyond basic civil rights.

And Dreamers aren't technically here legally.  They've simply had enforcement deferred.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@valleynative valley.  AZ LAW requires proof of being the the US legally to get an AZ DL (not citizenship - "legal" status".  By LAW in AZ, one of the valid proofs of "legal" status is a Federal Work Permit.  (you can LEGALLY work in the US).  That's what most of these folks with deferred actions have (including dreamers).  By LAW they can attempt to get a DL.

"Dreamers" have a "LEGAL" status, just like the 40 THOUSAND people on deferred status that already have an AZ DL!

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