Jan Brewer Broadens Hateful Driver's License Ban Beyond DREAMers

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Don't know how many of you are familiar with British conspiracy theorist David Icke, the guy who believes a secret race of shape-shifting lizard people have populated the planet in the guise of our political and cultural leaders, but I'm beginning to believe Icke's not spouting bunkum and has been right all along.

How else to explain someone as pro-actively hateful as Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, and her mean-spirited policy of denying driver's licenses to DREAMers who qualify for President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals?

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Jan Brewer minus the makeup? I'll never tell...

Well, on Tuesday, Brewer removed all doubt with a filing in federal court as part of her defense of her 2012 executive order preventing law-abiding DREAMers, brought to this country while tots, from obtaining licenses to drive.

See, before Brewer's order, the Arizona Department of Transportation issued driver's licenses to all persons granted deferred action by the feds.

As proof of their deferred status, applicants were required to present a federally-issued employment authorization card, proving they were "authorized under federal law" to remain in the United States.

But in a fit of political spite aimed at the Obama administration, Brewer issued her executive order carving out an exception in ADOT policy, so as to deny DREAMers driver's licenses.

Brewer made clear her bigoted intent on the day of her executive order, declaring in her semi-illiterate way, that the policy meant, "No driver's license to illegal people [sic]."

As a result, the ACLU and other civil rights groups sued on behalf of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition, seeking a preliminary injunction against the governor's order on the grounds that it violated the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution as well as the 14th Amendment's guarantee of equal protection under the law.

In May, U.S. District Court Judge David G. Campbell ruled against ADAC on the Supremacy Clause claim, dismissing it entirely.

But he rejected Brewer and ADOT's request for dismissal on the equal protection claim, agreeing with the plaintiffs that, "DACA recipients are similarly situated to other noncitizens holding [EACs] who are eligible to obtain driver's licenses in Arizona."

Campbell found that the claim fell short of the high bar for an injunction, while stating that the plaintiffs were likely to prevail in their assertion that Brewer's order was discriminatory.

Faced with an inevitable loss, Brewer and ADOT told the court that they would be reviewing state regulations, signaling a possible change.

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WhattheFlock
WhattheFlock

Oh man... Every time.
You people.... Embarrassing!

If any of you are Christian, I so hope that your religion is right. I will totally spend an eternity in Hell for being wrong in exchange for watching you stammering and stuttering in front of your God when he asks you why you think a racist, bigoted asshole deserves eternal salvation.

"So, let me get this straight... The only thing you took away from the book was that I hate homos? Did you glance over the plot twist at the end where I said 'Love thy neighbor, give all you own to the poor, the meek shall inherit the earth...?' Did you miss that part where Abraham bathes the foreign travelers feet in oil, and then is rewarded when it turns out they're really angels in disguise? I mean, it was pretty clear. What happened here?"
"Well -uh-.... Well, m'ah freedoms, your Royal-King-Highness, Sir. T-they... they were after m'ah freedoms."

Yeah... I think I could spend eternity in Hell for that.

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!!

davej.francis
davej.francis

Sure! Blame the Conservatives over the cut in food stamps? What the left doesn't mention is, that under President Obama's rule everybody can get this freebie? Let's face it, illegal aliens have been on the benefit rolls for years, using stolen Social Security numbers of citizens and legal residents. And further, I blame both sides of the political spectrum from not amending the Birthright Citizenship Act, by stopping ILLEGAL ALIEN BABIES/CHILDREN smuggled into AMERICA and racking up benefits in hundreds of Billions of dollars. If I had my way all the instigators of this fabricated law, giving illegal alien’s taxpayer’s money to supplement their income through their children should be thrown out of office. 

ENOUGH! Cover-ups, corruption, bribery, espionage, treason—this is Obama's administration. It is time to stop the biggest threat to our nation.

Both illegal aliens and the "Overstays" should be held accountable, fined and imprisoned. The law was meant for the successors of slavery, not for illegal aliens, not for anybody else but the progeny of citizens. This is the worst government in American history, which is destroying this country bit by bit; turning it into a Liberal wasteland. We are a country divided and both parties are owned by special interests, except for a insignificant few. Our government is a hellhole of corruption and rot, which allegiance to the American people is spat upon.



THIS IS WHY OUR COUNTRY IS GOING ON THE ROCKS, AS JUST IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES? THIS IS THE COST TO SUPPORT THE ILLEGAL ALIEN INVASION.

THIS IS IN JUST ONE COUNTY? THESE ARE NOT LIES, BUT FACTS. BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES ARE PANDERING TO ILLEGAL ALIENS. GOP FOR CHEAP LABOR AND DEMOCRATS FOR CHEAP VOTES, UNDERMINING A ONCE A SECURE ELECTION POLICY, THAT DOESN’T EXIST ANYMORE.

The illegal alien travesty has got so bad in California, that the Democratic assembly has voted to give illegal aliens drivers licenses, when traffic issues is just one nightmare for commuters. Arizona on the other hand, a state that bears the brunt of the invasion is not intimidated by the fear that Eric Holder and the Justice Department instills in different states.

A projected $650 million in welfare benefits will be distributed to illegal alien parents in 2013, county officials said Monday.

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced the latest figures from the Department of Public Social Services, which showed more than $376 million in CalWORKs benefits and food stamps combined have been distributed through July to illegal alien parents for their native-born children.

Approximately $54 million in welfare payments are issued each month, consisting of nearly $20 million in CalWORKs and $34 million in food stamp issuances, according to the data.

An estimated 100,000 children of 60,000 undocumented parents receive aid in Los Angeles County, according to Antonovich, who said this year’s projections — up about $1 million from the nearly $53 million in total benefits issued in July 2012 — underscore the economic impact of the nation’s immigration debate.

“When you add the $550 million for public safety and nearly $500 million for healthcare, the total cost for illegal immigrants to county taxpayers exceeds $1.6 billion dollars a year,” Antonovich said in a statement. “These costs do not even include the hundreds of millions of dollars spent annually for education.”

ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE VOTING IN OUR ELECTIONS, WE MUST ALL BE ARMED WITH A BIO-METRIC SOCIAL SECURITY CARD, TO STOP JOB THEFT, VOTER FRAUD AND CREDIT THEFT.

Arizona Luke
Arizona Luke

Do me a favor. Stop filing and stop paying federal income tax. When the IRS knocks on your door and levies your property just tell them, "No. No. No. This activity isnt illegal, it's just 'undocumented' income --- now absolve what you state I owe'. Do THAT and tell me how that works out for you.

Luis Antonio Salazar
Luis Antonio Salazar

Your right, only Native Americans should have state drivers licenses and the ability to vote. Everyone else[including you] is illegal. That is unless you have official medical documentation proving you are in fact 100% Native American..

Luis Antonio Salazar
Luis Antonio Salazar

Dreamers are 'undocumented' silly ! . The law in which the Govt. gave them permanent status is federal, a dumb state law from Arizona ain't gonna change that

Marco Cruz
Marco Cruz

Lol buuuuurn. Next step should be to ban mexican insurance carriers in the US.

Luis Gonzales
Luis Gonzales

I ah disagree with everything Jan Brewer just about everything period

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Why am I not surprised GED Jan pulled this bullshit?

TBH this is the state where the corrupt and mentally sick rule with an iron fist. Candy Andy is 'running' for governor, Arpaio has been proven a racist xenophobe, Huppenthal pulled a book at the behest of one parent's whim, GED Jan keeps pulling racist bullshit, and MontyPug opposes ethical rules that actually comply with the Constitution.

Neil Hounchell
Neil Hounchell

If you're not a legal citizen then you shouldn't have a state drivers license OR the ability to vote. Period!

Alex Tropp
Alex Tropp

Don't agree with the motivation behind the initiative but in Europe you can't get a DL without proof of EEA nationality or valid residence.

Linda Marie Reiter
Linda Marie Reiter

Before they drive they need to learn English. We as a country have decided that buying votes is more important than making people be responsible. I'm tired of footing the bill for people who just come here to take and not contribute to the pot.

lunch_lady
lunch_lady

Oh man, another illegal mexican story? Well, I guess we can look on the bright side, at least we don't have much of a negro problem... yet.

John Graef
John Graef

It's funny how the only job Central Americans can get is mowing lawns and dusting the art of upper class. I'll start asking for immigration reform when European Americans start looking for work in front of Home Depot.

robert_graham
robert_graham

But if for some reason you do get licenses it will have the wording ILLEGAL ALIEN written all over it just to be sure you don't use them for voting, traveling on a plane, etc.

Francisco Cortez
Francisco Cortez

NO! anything she proposes is a negative. Drivers licenses are a great way to identify these people and know who's in our country. Without a license, they cannot get auto insurance, and the more uninsured motorists out there, the higher our insurance premiums are. Without a license, they cannot open bank accounts, so that hurts our economy as well.

robert_graham
robert_graham

Obama never gave DREAMERs a drivers license or the right to vote.  So by saying they are being wrongfully denied a drivers license is like saying they are also being denied the opportunity to vote.

And before you call DREAMERs "law abiding" you better think again. There has never been anything preventing them from going back to Mexico and coming back with a green card.

Remember, a drivers license is a privilege not a right so people who break our laws have not earned that privilege.

speedy_gonzalez
speedy_gonzalez

the illegal mexicans can gather up their litters of anchor babies and walk, ride a bicycle or use the bus.

Matt Mayo
Matt Mayo

The New Times criticizing someone else for spewing hate. That's rich.

Arizona Luke
Arizona Luke

You need to issue a retraction -- the regulation does not affect 'immigrants', it affects Illegals attempting to get state ID.

Vivianna L Sanchez
Vivianna L Sanchez

AGREE! it was because they had some loophole and you know what happens when a hole is created and other people use it to take advantage of it.

TRUTH
TRUTH

There is nothing hateful about this expansion.  The truth is we need to get all the muthafuqs off the road that aren't going to get auto insurance.  This group happens to be the largest.

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

The reality is our federal government does not want to enforce most of the immigration laws passed by congress It seems now we have 2 sets of laws that our local authorities must abide by. One is for citizens caught committing a crime and one for illegal immigrants that have family ties here This insanity must stop. Legalize the bas-ards but no citizenship then tax the sh-t out of them just like the rest of us. Whether those people have a driver's license or not they are going to drive if they get caught nothing will happen to them now but for the rest of us we get ticketed and fined. Having 2 sets of rule's because one group in our society could be deported is plain B.S.

car_del99
car_del99

Maybe she is ashamed that DREAMers are more educated than her ..That's why she hates them..

Being a governor don't men sh*t in her case..Because she is a gov. in name only and a puppet for higher-ups

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

She's only got a little more than a year to codify as much hate and ignorance into Arizona as she possibly can,  and she's gonna make the most of it.

DivineProfitDense
DivineProfitDense

@davej.francis

You're absolutely right. All of those immigrants who pay into taxes every year, without being able to receive benefits, or whom are paid under the table to save their employer money are destroying America. They're robbing the American people of millions, heavily detracting from the trillions of rightfully earned tax dollars that could be spent on future corporate bank bailouts. Let's get real here, white collar scandal is just that. Innocent scandals, where billions of dollars pass hands over our heads! It's not like that money leaves the economy to go to some offshore hedge fund. I mean the real problem comes from those seemingly "poor" immigrants. You might think, hey, a few dollars here to paint a house, a few dollars there to mow a lawn, but this results in hundreds of thousands of dollars of economic loss sent back to Mexico that COULD be used to pay someone more to do the same job because they're American! I mean, the law was totally meant for the successors of slavery. Not our current slaves. That'd be preposterous. Illegal aliens voting in YOUR government elections? It's more likely than you think. You may ask yourself, then why is it alright for Mickey Mouse, and hundreds of the deceased to vote in our elections? Well, because they're American, you're goddamn right, I'll tell you that. There's nothing more American than Mickey Mouse. And why the heck should we pay for an illegal immigrants education anyway? It's not like education for a permanent resident with illegal status could ever come back to benefit us. How am I supposed to pay someone with a high school, potentially even a COLLEGE (god forbid am i right?) education, with better marks than my own child less money to paint my fence? And once the serfs can read, we know it's going to be all over. If we continue along this pattern, we're going to find the same problems that the Crown did. Soon, these increasingly intelligent illegal immigrants will outrace us to space technology, and once they've formed their moon base, they're going to want independence too! Then, there goes our hopes of a moon colony. I knew I should've voted Gingrich. 

Can you believe this?
In an article by the NewYorkTimes, they have the gall to write such garbage:
As the baby boomers retire, the post-boom generation’s burden to finance their retirement is greatly alleviated by undocumented immigrants. Stephen Goss, chief actuary for the Social Security Administration, told me that undocumented workers contribute about $15 billion a year to Social Security through payroll taxes. They only take out $1 billion (very few undocumented workers are eligible to receive benefits). Over the years, undocumented workers have contributed up to $300 billion, or nearly 10 percent, of the $2.7 trillion Social Security Trust Fund.

(Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/magazine/do-illegal-immigrants-actually-hurt-the-us-economy.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0)

Those immigrants think that they can disproportionately outpay hardworking AMERICANS in our OWN social security fund?! Where do they get off. I'll tell you where, MEXICO! Right after Sheriff Joe brings those damn illegals back where they belong.

A true American always knows that numbers and words will never outshine pride.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@Neil Hounchell These folks have PROOF that they do have a LEGAL right to work in the US.  I guess your reading skills really suck!

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@Linda Marie Reiter Dreamers speak 2 languages and speak english better than most racist goons that post on this blog so get over it already. They also work their asses off so white women like you can collect welfare.  Check the real stats. What I am tired of is white privilege thinking they deserve what others work for. 

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@Linda Marie Reiter Where is the English requirement in LAW?  Come on.  Put up or shut up!

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@Linda Marie Reiter  Only people with the smallest of souls are upset about what language others speak. If you think they are talking about what a bitch you are in spanish-you are probably right. 

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@robert_graham No one granted you the right to be an idiot, but you do it anyway.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@Matt Mayo Exactly!  That's what you call hypocrites.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@Arizona Luke The Judges and the POTUS gave them legal staus so they are, in fact, legal.  Nice try though. 

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@Arizona Luke Actually, it's people that are defined as "BEING IN THE US LEGALLY".  Like you!

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@TRUTH, U R stating that as a fact..."..need to get all the muthafuqs off the road that aren't going to get auto insurance. This group happens to be the largest", would u care to show any proof? or is it that u r just opening ur money making sucking meat hole like a liar right winger. Probably u don't even have auto insurance urself. BTW, u should change ur user name 4: UNTHRUTH.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@TRUTH  

That's probably true of illegals in general.  Is it also true of those who qualify for the Dream Act?

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@car_del99             And speaking of educated del, when you stated ---- "Being a governor don't men sh*t in her case." wouldn't you have appeared more educated if you would have said    Being a governor doesn't mean sh*t, in her case?

robert_graham
robert_graham

@shadeaux14 You have seem to have forgotten that Jan will be running for another term and guess what -- she will win!

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@DivineProfitDense, keep in mind that that SS check, the Welfare & the Nutritional Assistance (food stamps) that probably u & ur family r receiving, is being funded by all those "illegals's" UNCLAIMED IMCOME TAX RETURNS, & without them, d US would collapse, so stop d bitching.

Once u mentioned that CORRUPT RACIST CLOWN SHURF, I know that u might b a racist as well. NICE DRIVEL THOUGH.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@WhoKnows   Speaking of reading skills sucking, Neil clearly stated "If you're not a LEGAL CITIZEN, ..."  That has nothing to do with possessing a green card and having a "LEGAL right to work...".

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@robert_graham, jaffy, you have did done seem to b as illiterate as GLU-GLU did done Jan.

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