DOJ: Arizona policy on ‘dreamers’ violates federal law

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times

Arizona’s policy of denying thousands of Arizonans in a deferred action program access to driver’s licenses is contrary to federal law, the Obama administration said today.

In a court filing, attorneys for the Department of Justice told federal appellate judges that Arizona has no legal right to decide that some people the federal government allows to remain in this country are “authorized” to be here and that others are not. The lawyers said that as far as the federal government is concerned, all are equal under the law — and all are entitled to the same rights and privileges, including licenses.

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