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Attorney General Defends Arizona's Stance On Issuing Driver's Licenses To Dreamers

Attorney General Mark Brnovich is defending the state’s stance on issuing driver’s licenses to dreamers. The case could be going to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Legal briefs filed Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to overturn rulings by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

That court concluded that those in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are in the country legally, and Arizona has no right to decide the issue for itself, which is what former Governor Jan Brewer did in 2012.

She issued an executive order declaring that dreamers did not have the right to drive. Gov. Ducey, has refused to rescind that order.

The question is whether the DACA program overrides the state's right to decide who can drive.

At last count, there were more than 27,000 Arizonans in the program.