Jan Brewer is Arizona-awesome for enforcing the immigration laws that our increasingly lawless President has chosen to ignore.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday ordered state agencies to deny driver’s licenses and other public benefits to young illegal immigrants who obtain work authorizations under a new Obama administration policy.
…In an executive order, Brewer said she was reaffirming the intent of current Arizona law denying taxpayer-funded public benefits and state identification to illegal immigrants.
Young illegal immigrants around the nation on Wednesday began the process of applying for federal work permits under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
…Brewer’s order said the policy’s federal paperwork doesn’t confer lawful status on illegal immigrants and won’t entitle them to Arizona public benefits.
However, it said the policy change “could result in some 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.”
Brewer directed state agencies to start any necessary emergency rulemaking processes to implement her order.
Barack Obama has absolutely no legal authority to hand out work permits to illegal aliens. That would require a change in the law, which is something that our dictatorial President does not have a right to under the Constitution. This isn’t Cuba. The President can’t just create a law out of thin air. Since that’s the case, no state is obligated to treat those work permits as legitimate. In fact, ideally, anyone trying to use one should be arrested and held indefinitely for deportation.