DREAM Act

State Capitol News
5:01 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Obama Administration Takes Arizona’s Dreamer License Ban to Court

Credit Cheryl Evans/The Republic

Lawyers for the Obama administration told a federal appeals court Tuesday that the state’s policy of refusing to give driver’s licenses to dreamers is illegal. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
4:59 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Gov. Brewer Asks Court to Block Dreamer Licenses

Credit Cheryl Evans/The Republic

Attorneys for Gov. Jan Brewer want federal appellate judges to reject a plea to force her to start issuing licenses right now to dreamers. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
4:18 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Judge Allows State to Block In-State Tuition for DREAMers

The Mexican American Legal Defense Fund at a 2010 press conference in Phoenix.
Credit AP/Elliot Spagat

A judge has given Gov. Jan Brewer the go-ahead to try to block policies that allow DREAMers to pay lower tuition at community colleges. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
4:29 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Lawsuit Seeks to Prevent In-State Tuition for DACA Participants

Attorney General Tom Horne
Credit azfamily.com

An assistant attorney general told a judge today that Gov. Jan Brewer is entitled to go to court to enforce pretty much any state law she wants, even those that don’t involve state government. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
10:29 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Challengers of License Denial Trying to Prove Actions are Illegal

Gov. Jan Brewer
Credit Politico

Challengers to the state’s denial of driver’s licenses to “dreamers” want internal documents and testimony — perhaps even from Gov. Jan Brewer herself — in their legal bid to prove her actions are illegal. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
10:43 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Arizona's Driver's License Policy Creates Confusion

State officials are going to grant driver's licenses to some people who aren’t in the country legally, even as they continue to deny the same privilege to "DREAMers.'' Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
11:28 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Court on Track to Toss Brewer License Denial for DREAMers

Credit Politico

A federal appeals court may be poised to void a decision by Gov. Jan Brewer to deny driver's licenses to "DREAMers'' the Obama administration has allowed to stay and work in this country. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
9:28 am
Fri January 11, 2013

State Lawmaker Wants to Amend Driver's License Law

A Phoenix lawmaker wants to spell out in statute that those in the president's deferred action program are entitled to state driver licenses.

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State Capitol News
9:56 am
Fri November 30, 2012

AZ's Denial of Driver's Licenses for Immigrants Goes to Court

Alessandra Soler, Exec. Dir., ACLU Arizona, explains a lawsuit filed Thursday challenging Gov Brewer's order denying state driver licenses to thousands of illegal immigrants who qualify for the federal ``deferred action'' program.
Credit Howard Fischer / Capital Media Services

The outcome of a lawsuit over whether certain illegal immigrants get state driver licenses is going to come down to a simple question: Are they authorized to be here. 

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:42 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

AZ Senator Introduces Revised Dream Act

Arizona's two Republican senators are moving forward with their own effort to allow the children of undocumented immigrants to gain permanent residency in the U-S.

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