Governor Brewer is doing something right if she’s taking fire from La Raza.
Via Judicial Watch:
The most powerful group in the open borders movement, the politically-connected National Council of La Raza (NCLR), is attacking Arizona’s governor for issuing an executive order directing state agencies to deny illegal immigrants driver’s licenses and other public benefits.
Governor Jan Brewer signed the order last week to help counter the Obama Administration’s stealth amnesty program, which is sparing hundreds of thousands of young illegal aliens from deportation. Under the plan, called “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,” illegal immigrants under the age of 30 who came to the U.S. as children can remain in the country and obtain work permits. President Obama created it in June via executive order.
Brewer fought back with her own order to stop illegal immigrants who obtain work permits under the federal program from getting taxpayer-funded perks or licenses in her state. In the order Brewer explains that allowing Arizona’s 80,000 deferred action recipients improper access to state or local benefits will have significant and lasting impacts on the state’s budget, its healthcare system and additional public benefits that taxpayers fund.
The NCLR was quick to blast Governor Brewer, calling her order a “mean-spirited” policy that compounds the “climate of fear and mistrust” already created by Arizona’s strict immigration control law. The order is “feeble attempt to score a political point against the president’s humane and sensible action” and a “cruel slap in the face to thousands of young Arizonans,” according to NCLR President Janet Murguía.
The NCLR, which has raked in millions of taxpayer dollars over the years, is a mouthpiece for the Obama Administration and the two have joined forces on many issues involving illegal immigration. In fact, Obama hired one of the NCLR’s top officials, senior vice president Cecilia Muñoz, to work in the White House as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and later promoted her to the more powerful and prestigious post of Domestic Policy Director.