Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer bans driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer recently signed an executive order reiterating that state agencies are required to deny licenses and other taxpayer-funded public benefits to “unlawfully present aliens.” The order includes those undocumented immigrants who are approved to stay and work in the U.S. for another two years under the federal government’s new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Brewer backed his order by stating that even though an alien may receive a deportation reprieve, it does confer upon them any lawful or authorized status and does not entitle them to any additional public benefit. Many predict a court challenge to the new executive order. Full article.

Despite being a “melting pot” and a land of opportunity, immigrants are not always well-treated when they come to the U.S. Immigrants are often passed over in the workplace despite Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 making it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. Please visit the EEOC’s website for further information: www.eeoc.gov/policy/vii.html.

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