Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday issued an executive order instructing state agencies to deny benefits to illegal immigrants who get temporary work permits — or amnesty — under President Barack Obama’s executive action on illegal immigration.
Wednesday was the first day young illegal immigrants could apply for amnesty and thousands lined up to do so across the country. Brewer’s order instructs state agencies to deny driver’s licenses and other public benefits to those who get work permits under Obama’s executive order.
According to a local ABC affiliate, Brewer said she was “was reaffirming the intent of current Arizona law denying taxpayer-funded public benefits and state identification to illegal immigrants” and when Obama announced his immigration order in June, Brewer labelled the policy “backdoor amnesty.”