U.S. Supreme Court Asks Solicitor General For More Information On Arizona's DACA Licenses Case

Published: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 2:32pm
Updated: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 2:40pm

The U.S. Supreme Court asked the U.S. Solicitor General for more information Monday regarding Arizona’s attempt to deny driver’s licenses to immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

The program known as DACA was an Obama-era policy that shields immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children from deportation and allows them to legally work here for two-year periods.

Karina Ruiz, the president of the immigration advocacy group known as the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition, said while the Supreme Court’s move was expected with the administration change, her group is hoping the Trump administration moves in step with its announcement earlier this month that the DACA program would remain in effect.

"President Trump has come out before and said he is not going to put blocks for DREAMers," Ruiz said. "And we hope that he really stands with what he has said before, that he’s not going to attack DREAMers."

DACA recipients have been able to get licenses in Arizona since December 2014. The state is the only one that is still waging a legal battle over them.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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