U.S. Supreme Court rejects Gov. Brewer’s request to deny DREAMers a driver’s license


Small miracles in the Christmas season — today the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Governor Jan Brewer’s request to deny DREAMers a driver’s license out of hatred for people breathing while brown and spite for that Black man in the White House.

Lyle Denniston at SCOTUSblog reports, Court turns down Arizona on immigrant issue:

DREAmactOver the dissents of three Justices, the Supreme Court today rejected Arizona’s request to allow it to deny driver’s licenses to young undocumented immigrants who have been permitted by Obama administration policy to remain in the United States.

In a brief order, the Court refused to block a temporary ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit requiring the state to issue driver’s licenses to the so-called “Dreamers” — young adults who came to this country illegally — if they have permits allowing them to have jobs here. Justices Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Antonin Scalia, and Clarence Thomas said they would have granted the state’s request. There were no explanations by either the majority or the dissenters.

Arizona remains free to pursue a regular appeal to the Court.

Howard Fischer adds, Arizona erred in denying dreamers’ licenses, Supreme Court says:

How quickly dreamers will be able to actually get licenses remains unclear. Even after the 9th Circuit issues its formal “mandate,” it is up to U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell to actually issue the injunction. He could do that immediately or seek input from attorneys from both sides.

Today’s ruling potentially affects 22,000 Arizonans who have been accepted into the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. That program, announced by the Obama administration in 2012, says those who arrived in this country illegally as children and meet other conditions can both stay without fear of deportation as well as work.

The ball is now back in Judge Campbell’s court.

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  1. I am not in favor of a lot of what passes as immigration reform, but I have never thought it was right to deny drivers licenses to the “Dreamers”. They are here legally and if they are here, they have to drive. It makes no sense to deny them a drivers license and force them to drive illegally. I am happy the issue has been settled.

  2. Carefully read the first paragraph of this post and the comment from the good captain then tell me again how it is the republicans that are obsessed with race!

    • Of course Democrats are obsessed with race! It is a keystone in their platform. They are so obsessed with it that everything they view is filtered through a lenses of racism. They see it in everything. Psychiatrists and Psychologists call it “projection”. Because it is so deeply ingrained, you can never, ever expect them to see it. It would be funny if it wasn’t so serious…

    • Wow! I believe this is a first: a troll trifecta! Steve commenting on NidanGonjou commenting on “broken record” Captain*Arizona. You guys deserve each other.

      • The first paragraph of the post was written by YOU dumbass!
        You think you are NOT a “broken record”!

        Work on your reading comprehension!

  3. Turn out the lights republicans the partys over! Now will the democratic party whites stop being afraid the latinos will take over the democratic party so that rich old whites can’t win democratic primaries for their ego trips and start spending party mony to register young latinos! 100 latinos turn 18 voting age every day in arizona.

    • Why on earth would white Democrats stop fearing that hispanics are going to take over the Party? You threaten them with it almost every time you post a message here.

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