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Updated Jun 7, 2013 - 7:12 am

Judge won’t reconsider Arizona ruling on immigrant driver’s licenses

PHOENIX — A federal judge declined to reconsider his ruling that refused
to halt Gov. Jan Brewer’s order denying driver’s licenses for young immigrants
who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under an Obama
administration policy.

Immigrant rights advocates who were trying to overturn Brewer’s policy had
asked U.S. District Judge David Campbell to reconsider his May 16 ruling.

Brewer’s lawyers argued that Obama’s policy isn’t federal law and that Arizona
isn’t violating its own policy by refusing to grant licenses to the immigrants
in the program because the youths haven’t been granted legal protections by
Congress.

Immigrant rights advocates said Brewer’s policy makes it difficult or impossible
for such young immigrants to do essential things in their everyday life, such as
going to school and going to the grocery store.

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