June 26, 2017
By Laura D. Francis
The U.S. Supreme Court is asking the White House to weigh in on a case that could upend former President Barack Obama’s program for protecting young immigrants from deportation, or at least the states’ policies surrounding it.
The case involves an Arizona policy denying driver’s licenses to immigrants in the deferred action for childhood arrivals program on the ground that they are not lawfully in the U.S. The program provides deportation protection and work permits to young, undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children, also known as “dreamers.”
the lower courts so far have ruled against Arizona. The state is arguing that an administrative enforcement memorandum can’t override the Immigration and Nationality Act, which say sit’s following with its driver’s license policy. … Read the full story by Laura D. Francis.
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