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Ducey, DuVal share priorities, differences for approaching immigration

PHOENIX — The two major-party candidates for Arizona governor agree on a few things when it comes to the contentious issue of immigration:

• The federal government hasn’t done enough to deal with challenges such as cross-border crime.

• Arizona must work with the federal government on solutions.

• Voters care about the issue.

One key area where Republican Doug Ducey and Democrat Fred DuVal differ is issuing driver’s licenses to young immigrants with work permits under the Obama administration’s deferred-action program.

A 2012 executive order from Gov. Jan Brewer denied driver’s licenses, saying that employment authorization permits don’t constitute proof of legal U.S. residency needed to obtain an Arizona driver’s license. Forty-eight states issue driver’s licenses to deferred-action recipients.