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Victory For DREAMers: Court Rules Arizona Must Keep Issuing Driver’s Licenses To DACA Recipients

DREAMers scored a huge victory yesterday after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a 2015 decision from District Court Judge David Campbell and ruled that Arizona must keep issuing driver’s licenses to young immigrants protected by DACA. From NBC News: The decision came in the appeal of a lawsuit in 2012 filed by a … Continue reading »

Brewer's Defeat With AZ Driver's Licenses Should Be Warning to GOP Governors Opposed to Executive Action

On the first day of DACA implementation in August 2012, DREAMers around the nation lined up by the thousands to seek application guidance and file for relief.  It was a historic day, momentous and jubilant for DREAMers, allies, and the immigration reform movement. And then in swooped Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer (R), who chose that day to announce … Continue reading »

Jan Brewer's Arizona Extends Driver's License Ban to All Recipients of Deferred Action

In a move widely condemned as unnecessary, vengeful, and vindictive, Jan Brewer’s Arizona this week announced that it would no longer issue driver’s licenses to immigrants who receive deferred action. Last year, on the very day that President Obama’s deferred action for DREAMers / DACA program began, Jan Brewer made headlines when she issued an … Continue reading »

Anti-immigrant Law SB 1070 Continues to Drag Down Arizona's Image and Economy

With the passage of SB 1070 in 2010, Arizona became the first state in the nation to sanction the kind of ugly anti-immigrant politics that states like Alabama and Georgia now also practice.  Despite warnings about its racial profiling provisions and the potential for negative impact on the state, the anti-immigrant zealots in Arizona were … Continue reading »

Nevada Governor Sandoval Supports Driver's Licenses for DREAMers

Could some in the non-extremist wing of the GOP be slowly starting to “get it” on immigration?  Yesterday, the Huffington Post reported that the state of Nevada—led by Republican Governor Brian Sandoval—is the latest to confirm that it will allow DREAMers recognized by President Obama’s deferred action (DACA) program to apply for driver’s licenses.  From the Elise Foley: Receiving … Continue reading »

Arizona Gov. Brewer Contributes $100,000 to Jeff Flake's Senate Campaign: All the Reasons Why We Don't Think It Will Help

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer this week decided to inject herself into the super-close Senate race between Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and former Surgeon General Richard Carmona (D), using her political action committee (JanPAC) to spend $100,000 printing and supporting mailers supporting Flake over Carmona. As Capitol Media Services reported yesterday: PAC spokesman Paul Senseman said his boss believes she … Continue reading »

Ruben Navarrette, We Still Like You More Than the White House Likes Us

TO: Ruben Navarrette FROM:  Frank Sharry RE:  Thanks for the shout out Hey Ruben, I read your nationally-syndicated column today.  Thanks for the shout out to America’s Voice and me.  As is always the case, your column is a must-read.  I don’t always agree with you, but especially during non-election years it’s my humble opinion … Continue reading »

VIDEO: Jan Brewer Mistakenly Endorses President Obama at Republican National Convention

Yesterday, during MSNBC’s coverage of the Republican National Convention, Reporter Ron Mott secured an interview with Governor Jan Brewer – one that turned out to be gleefully surprising for us…and perhaps horrific for her (which, I must say, added to my joy). Mott asks: Let me ask you, if you’ve had conversations with Governor Romney … Continue reading »

Californians to Rally in Support of Trust Act, Ask Governor Brown to Sign Common Sense Immigration Measure

On Friday, the California State Assembly voted to pass the Trust Act in a 48-26 vote. Briefly, the Trust Act is the opposite of anti-immigrant legislation that is currently plaguing the country, and is a clear alternative to the Secure Communities enforcement program (which costs taxpayers in the state upto $65 million/year, according to a … Continue reading »