The ongoing feud between the Arizona governor and the president just keeps on escalating. Gov. Jan Brewer has defied Obama, issuing an executive order denying driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants who obtain deportation deferrals under Obama’s new quasi-amnesty program.
Three months after President Obama essentially passed the DREAM Act without Congress, a federal agency started accepting applications for deportation deferrals on Wednesday. Young undocumented immigrants lined up for information sessions in major cities around the country, but in Arizona details on how to obtain papers to work legally in the United States came with a jab from Governor Jan Brewer. In response to Obama’s policy, Brewer issued her own executive order, telling state agencies to deny driver’s licenses and other public benefits to those who obtain documentation through the federal program.