- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has asked an appeals court to put on hold its ruling that blocked her policy of denying driver’s licenses to young immigrants who have avoided deportation under an Obama administration policy.

The governor’s lawyers asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to put its ruling on hold while they ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review Brewer’s appeal.

Four months ago, a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit concluded there was no legitimate state interest in treating young immigrants who were granted deferred action on deportation differently from other noncitizens who could apply for driver’s licenses.

Instead, the panel suggested the policy was intended to express hostility toward the young immigrants, in part because of the federal government’s policy toward them.


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