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Lawsuit Challenges Arizona Law Denying Driver Licenses to Survivors of Domestic Violence and Other Immigrants
Posted on 14 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Sept. 13, 2016 - " Immigrant and civil rights groups have filed a legal challenge to Arizona’s policy of denying certain lawfully present immigrants access to driver’s licenses. The National Immigration Law Center (NILC), the... Read More

USA to CA9: Let DREAMers Drive - (links updated)
Posted on 29 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services, Aug. 28, 2015 - "The Obama administration late Friday urged federal judges to spurn efforts by Arizona to once again deny licenses to drive to “Dreamers.” Assistant Attorney General Lindsey... Read More

Ninth Circuit Says Federal Immigration Law Preempts Arizona's Attempt to Deny DLs to DACA Recipients: ADAC v. Brewer
Posted on 6 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ADAC v. Brewer, Apr. 5, 2016 - "In sum, we find that DACA recipients are similarly situated in all relevant respects to other noncitizens eligible for drivers’ licenses under Arizona’s policy. And Arizona’s refusal to rely on EADs... Read More

News Excerpts From the Feb. 15, 2012, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 9 Feb 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Arizona Must Issue Drivers’ Licenses to DACA Recipients | On January 22, 2015, District Judge David G. Campbell permanently enjoined Arizona from refusing to issue drivers’ licenses to beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood... Read More

Posted on 8 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The state court considering an unusual case in which Arizona is suing one of its own community college districts for recognizing that Arizonans should be treated equally, has granted MALDEF's motion to intervene to represent Deferred Action... Read More

CA9 Denies Stay to Arizona in Driver License Case: ADAC v. Brewer
Posted on 9 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Arizona Dream Act Coalition v. Brewer 13-16248 Due to the level of interest in this case, this site has been created to provide access to case information. Please check this website regularly for updates. ... Read More

Tags: daca , Arizona , dream , adac , brewer , license

CA9 on DACA, Arizona, Driver Licenses: Arizona Dream Act Coalition v. Brewer
Posted on 7 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The federal government has enacted a program called “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (“DACA”), which authorizes certain immigrants who came to the United States as children, without permission, to remain in the United... Read More

Arizona's 'No DLs for DACAs' Policy May Not Survive Equal Protection (Rational Basis) Challenge
Posted on 17 May 2013 by LexisNexis Communities Staff

While most news articles focus on Judge Campbell's March 16, 2013 denial of Plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction in ADAC et al. v. Brewer et al., CV12-02546 PHX DGC , of greater import is Judge Campbell's position on Plaintiffs'... Read More

Legal Debate Prompted By Arizona Ban On Deferred Action Licenses
Posted on 20 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Under current state law, Arizona residents can present a work permit, a Social Security Number and one other form of ID to receive a state driver’s license. But the governor’s office asserts that there is a difference between the young... Read More

Risky Border Protest Lands DREAM Activists in Az. Immigration Jail...For Now
Posted on 23 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Lizbeth Mateo paid her tuition Sunday for Santa Clara Law School, where classes begin next month. On Monday, she paused to send the school an email. "I'm letting them know I may not make it in time," she said. The reason for... Read More

DACAmented Arizona Student Stripped of Scholarship
Posted on 6 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alex Devoid, Arizona Daily Star, Sept. 4, 2016 - "An hour before his first class at Arizona State University last month, Eduardo Lujan, 23, got an unwelcome phone call. The school had revoked his two-year scholarship because of his immigration status... Read More

Arizona Sues Community Colleges over DACA Tuition Policy
Posted on 27 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Arizona filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block one of the nation's largest community college systems from providing reduced tuition to young immigrants granted deferred deportation by the Obama administration. The lawsuit underscores Arizona's... Read More

Only Half of Those Eligible for DACA in Arizona Have Applied
Posted on 21 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A year after the Obama administration said it would defer deportation of immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, only about half of eligible Arizonans have applied for the program. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services... Read More

Tags: daca , Arizona