Tens of thousands of young illegal immigrants lined up across the country Wednesday to begin accepting applications for deportation deferrals as the Federal immigration agency began to initiate part one of President Obama's executive order following the inability to pass the DREAM Act. Once again, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has responded with an executive order of her own.
The Republican Arizona governor ordered state agencies Wednesday to deny driver's licenses and other benefits to young illegal immigrants who obtain work authorization under this program, in order to stop “…unlawfully present aliens inappropriately gaining access to public benefits contrary to the intent of Arizona voters and lawmakers who enacted laws expressly restricting access to taxpayer funded benefits and state identification.”
Finding a way to sensible Immigration reform and improved border security is a pertinent yet highly divise issue in American politics. Is granting deportation deferrals a move by the federal government that increases the burden on states already experiencing a fiscal crunch? Is it time, as Brewer suggests, for States to defend themselves against policies like Obama's executive order? Watch a clip from "Real News From The Blaze" Thursday taking on these questions.