NCLR Outraged by Gov. Brewer’s Response to Deferred Action

August 16 2012



Joseph Rendeiro
(202) 776-1566

Washington, D.C.—Yesterday, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer issued an executive order to deny young undocumented immigrants the opportunity to apply for driver’s licenses. NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is appalled that Gov. Brewer is again pursuing mean-spirited policies and compounding the climate of fear and mistrust that already exists among Arizona’s immigrant community thanks to SB 1070, Arizona’s extreme anti-immigrant law. 

“Once again demonstrating her real agenda when it comes to immigration, Governor Brewer is still playing political games at the expense of many of her constituents,” said Janet Murguía, NCLR President and CEO. “In a feeble attempt to score a political point against the president’s humane and sensible action, she has resorted to a petty, cruel slap in the face to thousands of young Arizonans.”

“But not even Jan Brewer’s spiteful action will mar a thrilling day for the thousands of young people in Arizona and hundreds of thousands more across the nation who will take their first steps on their way to the American Dream, thanks to deferred action,” Murguía continued.

NCLR—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. For more information on NCLR, please visit or follow along on Facebook and Twitter.


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