“As the (Department of Homeland Security) has said repeatedly … these individuals do not have lawful status,” gubernatorial spokesman Matthew Benson said. “They are able to remain in the country and not be deported, and not be prosecuted, but they do not have lawful status.”
I might have to move to Arizona. Jan Brewer will bar public benefits for illegal immigrants. She keeps trying to follow the law instead of Obama fiats. She’ll either face another fiat or another lawsuit but my money is on Jan Brewer.
Republican Gov. Jan Brewer reiterated to state agencies today that they must deny driver’s licenses and other public benefits to undocumented youth who can remain in the country without fear of deportation under a new federal program.
In a Wednesday executive order, Brewer affirmed those youth will not be re-categorized as lawful citizens. The order maintains the status quo, but is intended to cut through some confusion created by President Barack Obama’s program, Brewer’s spokesman said.
The Governor’s Office believes 80,000 people will be affected by the new program, which defers deportations for young illegal immigrants who mention [sic, say they meet] certain criteria. Eligible individuals must prove they arrived in the U.S. before age 16, are currently age 30 or younger, have been living in the U.S. at least five years and are in school or graduated or served in the military…