Jan Brewer orders denial of benefits to illegal immigrants that Obama is permitting to stay

By Howard Fischer

Capitol Media Services/East Valley Tribune

Young immigrants, including Gaby Perez, left, line up for guidance from immigration attorney Jose Penalosa, right, with a new federal program, called Deferred Action, that would help them avoid deportation. / AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

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.



DHS launches new immigration program/Arizona Capitol Times

Hearing set for immigration law request/AP

Group marches to capitol to protest executive order [VIDEO]/KTAR

If interested in discussing immigration law, you can contact Brian Bergin, director of Rose Law Group’s litigation department, @bbergin@roselawgroup.com



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