The U.S. Supreme Court today denied Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s request for a stay of an appeals’ court ruling, clearing the way immigrants brought to the state illegally as children, or “dreamers”, to get driver’s licenses.
It still could be several more days before more than 22,000 young immigrants granted work permits through President Obama’s 2012 program will be able to apply for driver’s licenses in Arizona.
Last week, Brewer asked Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy for a delay after being turned down two days earlier by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.