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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:17 AM

Jan Brewer’s Immigration Backlash Begins



Dec 2, 2012 4:45 AM EST

As election-chastened Republicans rush to embrace Latinos, Arizona's infamously anti-immigrant governor finds herself on the wrong side of the fence. By Terry Greene Sterling

Arizona’s Republican governor, Jan Brewer, seemed in perfect lockstep with both her party and Mitt Romney (whom she had heartily endorsed early on) when she issued Executive Order 2012-06 three months ago. The order barred “Dreamers”—young, undocumented immigrants granted temporary relief from deportation by a new Obama administration directive—from receiving Arizona driver licenses. At the time, Brewer called Dreamers “illegal people.”

Earlier this week, those same “illegal people” slapped Brewer with a federal lawsuit. Their lawyers at the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Immigration Law Center, and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund contend (PDF) that Governor Jan violated the constitutional rights of certain young, non-criminal immigrants granted work permits and Social Security cards, as well as a two-year temporary reprieve from deportation, by the Obama administration’s Department of Homeland Security.

Brewer’s actions, and the lawsuit, promise to cast Arizona as an extremist state once again. What’s more, the precedent-setting class-action case will likely drag on for years and be a costly affair, since tens of thousands of Dreamers are thought to live in Arizona. Only two other states—Michigan and Nebraska—have banned qualified Dreamers from driving, and those states are not being sued, advocates say, because they may reconsider their policies.

What’s remarkable about the reaction to the lawsuit in Arizona, and across the nation, is that immigration hardliners aren’t lining up to support Team Brewer. Support for Dreamers, in the meantime, continues to build. Nevada recently announced it would give Dreamers their driver licenses, and California changed its law to make sure its Dreamers could drive.

full article:
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/12/02/jan-brewer-s-immigration-backlash-begins.html

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DonViejo Dec 2012 OP
northoftheborder Dec 2012 #1
pangaia Dec 2012 #2
mzteaze Dec 2012 #4
yortsed snacilbuper Dec 2012 #14
AlbertCat Dec 2012 #6
BlueCaliDem Dec 2012 #8
2naSalit Dec 2012 #16
xtraxritical Dec 2012 #13
heaven05 Dec 2012 #3
azbillyboy Dec 2012 #5
former9thward Dec 2012 #10
Aristus Dec 2012 #12
graywarrior Dec 2012 #11
SCVDem Dec 2012 #7
eggplant Dec 2012 #9
Cha Dec 2012 #15

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:35 AM

1. Brewer needs to be recalled or at least not be reelected.

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:51 AM

2. How about we just redact her? :>)

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Response to pangaia (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 11:25 AM

4. LOL

or place an asterisk next to her name, like they do in sports?

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Response to pangaia (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 02:23 PM

14. How about we delete her?

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 11:31 AM

6. or at least not be reelected.

Was she elected? I thought she was appointed.

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 11:56 AM

8. She was elected in Nov. 2010 by racists, riding the wave

of anti-immigration and anti-Obama along with the TeaBaggers.

http://www.azcentral.com/news/election/azelections/articles/2010/11/03/20101103jan-brewer-wins-arizona-governor-race.html

It's as if most Arizonians are proud of their racism - to paraphrase President Obama.

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 07:48 PM

16. As in self-appointed?

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 01:17 PM

13. No Brewer does NOT need to be recalled...

 

Give her the spotlight always, she's guaranteed to give Democrats the majorities in both houses of the US congress in 2014 and the Presidency in 2016. Democrats could ask for nothing more than Jan Brewer, she's priceless, make her wear a microphone full time.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:57 AM

3. and

she better keep her fucking finger out of the President's face. The nerve of this woman! The unmitigated gall! I'll never forget that photo.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 11:30 AM

5. Sad to say but

This <insert *descriptor here> will probably get reelected. I mean look at who this state just picked: Jeff Fake? Joke Arpaio? Trent Franks?

I don't know what's wrong with people here. Taking a look at the AZ Republic Letters to the Editor Page is like a trip inside the bubble.

I have seen a barrage of recent letters blaming those "damned unions" for Hostess. WTF is wrong with us? All we have to do is work 168 hours a week for ten cents an hour and everything will be fine!

Of course President Obama is going to get everyone's guns after he takes the nation into socialism on the eve of stealing his third term while making everyone memorize the Koran and forcing all women to wear burkas as he single handedly issues an Executive Order banning Christmas and forcing everyone into universal single payer health care (actually just had a wing nut fretting about that last point!).

*I've read the DU TOS and I DO NOT see any prohibition against my comment above so for the bedwetting PC crowd they might want to skip this part.

*descriptor choices:

1. Shrew
2. Hag
3. Ogre
4. Cold Hearted Beyatch
5. nutcase

Once again I want to apologize to the civilized world for this state inflicting itself in such a manner. It's not bad enough that we've given you the pompous charade of John McAnus, who despite Randi Rhodes' curious defense is no war hero or possessive of any honorable military service record, but we also have infected the country with whole cornucopia of quadrupedal troglodytic mouthbreathers.

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Response to azbillyboy (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 11:59 AM

10. She will not be re-elected because she is term limited.

She can't run again.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 01:00 PM

12. Good. I can't wait for Governor Hagfinger to be gone for good.

Her infecting of Arizona's political climate threatens to give the entire country septicemia...

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Response to azbillyboy (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 12:38 PM

11. Welcome to DU, azbillyboy!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 11:33 AM

7. Next time she points at the Prez,

the secret service will break it.

Try it Brewer!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 11:59 AM

9. What's really stupid about her position...

...is that driver's licenses don't allow Dreamers to drive. They allow them to drive legally. Which means they can be insured. Which makes everyone's life on the road better.

Dogma sucks.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 04:46 PM

15. Look how Pres Obama leans into her in spite of her wagging finger.. just like he

he leaned into mitt in the Oval Office "handshake".



Thanks for the update on Dreamers in AZ, DonViejo.. Brewer needed some Major Backlash.

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