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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11:15 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Young Immigrants Protest Arizona Governor's Order

Activists gathered at the capitol on Wednesday in protest of Brewer's executive order.
Jude Joffe-Block

Young undocumented immigrants in Arizona who began the day celebrating a new federal policy for deportation relief ended the day protesting.

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4:58 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Governor Hampers Immigrants Applying for Deferred Prosecution

AZ Governor Jan Brewer
Pete Souza, official White House photographer

Gov. Jan Brewer moved today to block those who take advantage of the Obama administration's deferred prosecution program for illegal immigrants from getting public benefits or even driver licenses.

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State Capitol News
5:18 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Attorneys Warn of Risks from President's Dream Program

Attorneys are warning today of the risks that may face those who apply for program announced last month by the president to allow some in this country illegally to remain. 

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3:59 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Poll Finds Latino Voters Prefer Durbin Dream Act

Arizona native Raul Alcaraz; Lizbeth Mateo of Los Angeles, CA; Tania Unzueta of Chicago, Il; Mohammad Abdollahi of Ann Arbor, MI; and Yahaira Carrillo of Kansas City, MO, protest at US Sen. John McCain’s office, 5-17-10 in support of the DREAM Act.
Dreamer Movement

Latino voters prefer a DREAM Act that promises citizenship. They’re not so keen on an alternative DREAM Act proposed by Florida Senator Marco Rubio. That’s according to a new poll.

DREAM stands for Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors.  Rubio has suggested a DREAM Act tjat would provide undocumented youth temporary legal status, if they go to college or serve in the US military.  But it does not guarantee a path to citizenship.  Illinois Senator Dick Durbin's version would lead to permanent legal status. 

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