Many young immigrants who are protected from deportation under new Obama administration policies are expected Monday to begin pursuing Arizona driver’s licenses.
The Arizona Department of Transportation said it is anticipating a rush of immigrant applicants in the weeks ahead at Motor Vehicle Division offices statewide.
A preliminary injunction issued Dec. 18 by U.S. District Judge David Campbell bars the state from enforcing Gov. Jan Brewer’s policy of denying the licenses to about 20,000 immigrants.
The injunction carries out instructions issued in July by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.