Leave it to Tucson immigration attorney Mo Goldman to present a slap of truth on Gov. Jan Brewer's executive order denying Arizona DREAMers drivers' licenses and more—a tarmac-finger-wag to Arizona's estimated 80,000 DREAMers.
Re-Affirming Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s Ignorance and
Botched “Gotcha” Moment Against the Federal Government
WHEREAS, a bully is defined as a person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker; and
WHEREAS, Jan Brewer is an ignorant bully, an embarrassment to humanity and, most likely, does not even know the meaning of “whereas”; and
WHEREAS, Jan Brewer continues to instill unnecessary fear into the minds of Arizona residents based on misinformation and lies; and
WHEREAS, the latest attempt to oppress undocumented immigrants will fail in the courts; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute 1-502(A)(7) an employment authorization document (EAD) is one of the many listed documents to demonstrate lawful presence in the United States to be eligible for state or local benefits; and
WHEREAS, Russell Pearce, another ignorant bully and embarrassment to humanity, wrote ARS 1-502(A)(7). Therefore, according to Mr. Pearce and the state of Arizona anyone with this form of identification has lawful presence in the United States and can qualify for a driver’s license; and
WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has clearly stated that a person with deferred status will not accrue unlawful presence in the United States. Therefore, they have lawful presence by directive of the DHS Secretary; and
WHEREAS, Arizona Revised Statute 28-3153(D) states “Notwithstanding any other law, the department shall not issue to or renew a driver license or nonoperating identification license for a person who does not submit proof satisfactory to the department that the applicant's presence in the United States is authorized under federal law; and
WHEREAS, Jan Brewer’s mean spirited order will not only damage beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), but many others including victims of domestic violence who benefit under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA); and
WHEREAS, Jan Brewer has again embarrassed the state of Arizona through her arbitrary, capricious and abusive attempt at rulemaking.
NOW THEREFORE, it must be concluded that:
1. Jan enjoys bullying undocumented immigrants and students who want to better themselves and the United States;
2. Jan loves getting sued and wasting Arizona taxpayers dollars on defending lawsuits, rather than making more money for Arizona residents and taxpayers by issuing drivers licenses, benefitting the auto, insurance, education industries, amongst others;
3. Jan does not know the definition of whereas, arbitrary, capricious or lawful presence;
4. Jan will again lose this battle and, as a diversion, claim that there are headless bodies hiding somewhere at the Motor Vehicles Division office because of DREAMers.
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