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Court asked to overturn immigrant license policy

Court asked to overturn immigrant license policy

Immigrant rights advocates urged a federal appeals court on Monday to halt Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's order denying driver's licenses for young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under an Obama administration policy, arguing that Arizona's policy is unconstitutional because it's trumped by federal law.

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Young Arizona immigrants fight for a piece of the American dream (access required)

Early in September, Reyna Montoya awoke to hear the heavy downpour outside her home in Mesa. She reacted the way most Arizonans would — with a giddy enthusiasm and a sense of wonder at seeing a million tears fall from the sky to wash away the desert heat. “We never get to see the rain here,” she said. Montoya, 21, was recounting the story to make a point: Arizona is her home and she’s not going anywhere.

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