Brewer denies public benefits to illegals given work permits under modified DREAM act

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has issued an executive order that would deny drivers licenses and other public benefits to illegal aliens who obtain work permits under the Obama DREAM act policy. Fox News: In an executive order, Brewer said she was reaffirming the intent of current Arizona law denying taxpayer-funded public benefits and state identification to illegal immigrants. Young illegal immigrants around the nation on Wednesday began the process of applying for federal work permits under the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The federal policy defers deportations for that group if they meet certain criteria, including arrival in the United States before they turned 16 and no convictions for certain crimes. After President Barack Obama announced the policy change in June, Brewer labeled it "backdoor amnesty" and political pandering by the Democratic president. Arizona has been in the vanguard of states enacting laws against illegal...(Read Full Post)