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Appeals Court Rules Immigrant ‘Dreamers’ Can Get Driver’s Licenses
The Washington Times ^ | July 7, 2014 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 07/07/2014 7:37:08 PM PDT by Steelfish

Appeals Court Rules Immigrant ‘Dreamers’ Can Get Driver’s Licenses

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that young adult illegal immigrants whom President Obama has given tentative permission to be in the country — so-called “Dreamers” — are also entitled to driver’s licenses, and...

By Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that young adult illegal immigrants whom President Obama has given tentative permission to be in the country — so-called “dreamers” — are also entitled to driver’s licenses and ordered Arizona to issue them.

The ruling comes while the government is debating policy about a new wave of illegal immigrant children who are surging across the border in Texas, overwhelming federal authorities’ ability to handle them.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer blasted the court’s ruling, saying it could end up meaning her state would have to grant driver’s licenses to some of those in the latest wave of illegal immigrants if Mr. Obama finds ways to avoid deporting them too.

But immigrant-rights advocates hailed the decision, saying it is a major step in helping the Dreamers, who were brought to the U.S. as minors by their parents, move toward some sort of normal life in the U.S.

“This is a huge victory for the young immigrants who want nothing more than to make meaningful contributions to communities in their home state of Arizona,” said Alessandra Soler, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; driverslicenses; illegals; illegalsinvasion; secureourborders

1 posted on 07/07/2014 7:37:08 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Wonderful.


2 posted on 07/07/2014 7:39:30 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Steelfish
This country is going to hell in a handbasket ...

If Congress (John Boehner) won't introduce articles of impeachment against Obama and soon, then it's up to the good, patriotic citizens of this country to take matters into our own hands and take our country back from the tyrants in DC.

There really is nothing more than can be done or said at this point. The bastards are provoking us to action and it's high time they were on the receiving end!

3 posted on 07/07/2014 7:39:32 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Steelfish

as an immigrant I had a DL..

These are illegal aliens..


4 posted on 07/07/2014 7:40:53 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Steelfish

Thus making Arizona licenses unusable for TSA screening?


5 posted on 07/07/2014 7:41:02 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring." Jonah Goldberg)
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To: NonValueAdded

These liberal judges have their minds made up even before they read the briefs.


6 posted on 07/07/2014 7:43:32 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Now they can vote and 1. turn America into a leftwing cesspool and 2. turn America into a place where Al Queda can terrorize


7 posted on 07/07/2014 7:46:38 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Steelfish

How can a federal judge in S.F. order a state motor vehicle department to issue anything? How can they force a state to do that? Send US Marshalls to the drivers license offices?


8 posted on 07/07/2014 7:49:17 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Steelfish

aren’t they a bit young for driving ?


9 posted on 07/07/2014 7:54:52 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Steelfish

I have to RENEW my driver license that I have had for 38 years in Florida.

I am required by Florida law to show:

1. My government-issued birth certificate or valid U.S. passport, or naturalization papers.

2. My social security card, or w-2 form, or paycheck, or SSA-1099 or non-SSA-1099 showing complete social security number. NO copies accepted.

3. If name changed from birth: any court ordered or government issued marriage/divorce certificate that link birth to current name. (not required with a valid U.S.Passport)

4. Two documents showing my residential address.

WHAT DO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS HAVE TO SHOW?


10 posted on 07/07/2014 7:58:20 PM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: Bluebird Singing

Back in 1994, California voted for proposition 187, it passed 58.93% to 41.07%.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Proposition_187_%281994%29

Proposition 187 included the following key elements:

All law enforcement agents who suspect that a person who has been arrested is in violation of immigration laws must investigate the detainee’s immigration status, and if they find evidence of illegality they must report it to the attorney general of California, and to the federal Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). They must also notify the detainee of his or her apparent status as an alien.

Local governments are prohibited from preventing or limiting the fulfillment of this requirement.

If government agents suspect anyone applying for benefits of being illegal immigrants, the agents must report their suspicions in writing to the appropriate enforcement authorities.

A person shall not receive any public social services until he or she has been verified as a United States citizen or as a lawfully admitted alien.

A person shall not receive any health care services from a publicly funded health care facility until he or she meets the requirements above.

A public elementary or secondary school shall not admit or permit the attendance of any child until he or she meets the requirements above.

By 1996, each school district shall verify the legal status of each child enrolled within the district and the legal status of each parent or guardian of each child.

A child who is in violation of the requirements above shall not continue to attend the school 90 days from the date of notice to the attorney general and INS.

The attorney general must keep records on all such cases and make them available to any other government entity that wishes to inspect them.

The manufacture, distribution, sale, or use of false citizenship or residency documents is a state felony punishable by imprisonment or fine.

Judge Mariana Pfaelzer overturned the majority of the law. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariana_Pfaelzer


11 posted on 07/07/2014 8:12:27 PM PDT by Haddit
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To: Steelfish

Hey idiot attorney in a robe: an Executive decree does not trump STATE LAW. Get a clue!


12 posted on 07/07/2014 8:34:55 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Steelfish

Arizona should simply refuse.


13 posted on 07/07/2014 8:35:54 PM PDT by DB
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To: Steelfish

The last time I checked my version of the Constitution, CONGRESS has the Duty and Responsibility to IMPEACH all these Judges who directly Violate their Oath in their rulings. Where the F=-$ is CONGRESS Mr Speaker.


14 posted on 07/07/2014 8:37:47 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: Steelfish

Another unconstitutional power grab/EO and end-run around Congress by Obama, Durbin and their GOP-e sycophants.

Impeach this b*****d!


15 posted on 07/07/2014 8:42:51 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Steelfish
Here comes canceling out Votes. For every illegal Voter an honest, hard working,
tax paying citizen of the United States of America will have his canceled out.

Hey America, your leaders are telling you that your Vote Sucks, You Suck,
and illegal Alien invaders are better than you! IDIOTS!

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?


16 posted on 07/07/2014 8:53:01 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Steelfish

Hey 9th Circuit, tell the Dreamers they gotta get insurance, too!


17 posted on 07/07/2014 9:05:47 PM PDT by alpo (What would Selco do?)
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To: Steelfish

Where does a federal court get the standing to rule that a state must issue drivers licenses? Drivers licenses are strictly issued at the discretion of the states.

Mark


18 posted on 07/07/2014 9:29:10 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: eyeamok

he’s posting some tough sounding posts on Facebook...
Not sure what he is up to on tweeter...

You actually want him to do something?

He can cry on demand for you.

other than that he is at best a lost cause, at worst, he’s working for the other side.


19 posted on 07/07/2014 9:43:12 PM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Steelfish

The Feral “judges” are at it again.


20 posted on 07/07/2014 9:44:06 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: Steelfish

I haven’t read comments here, yet, but I want to give mine.

Driver licenses are issued as a privilege by States, if the applicants can meet certain prerequisites like written and actual driving tests. Most States also require a driver to have proof of liability insurance.

In Texas, if someone cancels their liability insurance, the Insurer sends notice to the State Dept. of Motor Vehicles and a warrant is issued for the driver. How many have been killed or maimed by DUI illegals with no license and no liability insurance?

The privilege of having a driver license is in the purvue of the States; not the Federal government/judicial system.


21 posted on 07/07/2014 10:07:28 PM PDT by octex
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To: NonValueAdded

Thus making Arizona licenses unusable for TSA screening?
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And as a photo ID for voting!!

If some States like AZ are eventually forced to give DLs to illegals, the licenses should have a broad diagonal strip across a portion of the photo and the length of the license indicating the individual is a foreign citizen (thus unable to vote).


22 posted on 07/07/2014 10:15:35 PM PDT by octex
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To: Bluebird Singing

I’m in Texas. My DL was due to expire 22 Aug 2014. I received a card from the Dept. of Public Safety in April advising me I could renew online up to 6 months early.

On 4 May, I renewed and paid the $25 fee via plastic. I received my new card a week later in the mail. I’m now good until August 2020. Hope I live to renew again (I’m almost 72)!


23 posted on 07/07/2014 10:28:31 PM PDT by octex
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To: Steelfish
No Way Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

24 posted on 07/07/2014 10:32:41 PM PDT by wku man (Veterans, it's up to us to save the Republic...let's roll.)
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To: Steelfish

They aren’t entitled to a damn thing. They are here illegally and need to be sent home or arrested.


25 posted on 07/07/2014 10:33:29 PM PDT by kcvl
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