By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services/East Valley Tribune
Saying they’re still not here legally, Gov. Jan Brewer today moved to deny benefits and even driver’s licenses to those the Obama administration is allowing to remain in the country.
In an executive order, the governor said the decision by the president to grant “deferred prosecution” status to those who arrived as children does not actually grant them any legal status. And that, she said, makes those in this category ineligible for public benefits under the terms of a 2004 voter-enacted measure.
“Allowing more than an estimated 80,000 deferred action recipients improper access to state or local benefits … will have significant and lasting impacts on the Arizona budget, its health care system and additional public benefits that Arizona taxpayers fund,” the order reads.
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