Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Randy Parraz Asks Gov. Brewer to Treat DREAMers Right

Posted By on Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 6:25 PM

While the Guv was giving her State of the State yesterday, Monday, Jan. 14, Randy Parraz's group, Citizens for a Better Arizona, showed up to demand the state allow DREAMers to received their driver's licenses.

From Voxxi:

“If they’re good enough to graduate from our high schools, if they are good enough to graduate from our universities, then they are good enough to apply for a driver’s license,” he said of dreamers who are granted deferred action.

Parraz was among the nearly 200 people—among them were dozens of dreamers—who crowded the Arizona State Capitol on Monday. They entered the House chamber hoping to deliver a letter to Brewer. The letter asks the governor to reverse her policy on driver’s licenses for dreamers who have been granted deferred action. It was signed by Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and several Latino state lawmakers.

The group wasn’t able to meet with the governor and was asked by police officers to leave the building after chanting phrases like, “Let the dreamers drive.” Three people were arrested for refusing to leave. Those individuals arrested are Saul Solis, Chimene Hawes and Sheila Ryan—all three are members of Citizens for a Better Arizona.

Dennis Gilman did what he does best at the yesterday's protest — document:

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