Nebraska Follows Arizona: No Benefits for ‘Deferred’ Immigrants

Newsmax, August 18, 2012

Illegal immigrants sheltered from deportation under a new federal program still won’t be eligible for state services such as driver’s licenses in Nebraska, the state’s Republican governor said on Friday.

Gov. Dave Heineman, in making the announcement, joined Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer in challenging the federal government on immigration policy. Two days ago, Brewer issued an executive order barring illegal immigrants from getting state benefits.

“President Obama’s deferred action program to issue employment authorization documents to illegal immigrants does not make them legal citizens,” Heineman said in a statement.

“The State of Nebraska will continue its practice of not issuing driver’s licenses, welfare benefits or other public benefits to illegal immigrants unless specifically authorized by Nebraska statute,” he added.


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  • Good for Nebraska, they are not citizens and should not enjoy any of the benefits of.

    I will move to the state that refuses federal funds for welfare if it has to dispense funds to such people. It will be a beautiful state.

  • Someone in Nebraska gets it!

    • The__Bobster

      Holding up small banners with the words “undocumented” on them, four self-proclaimed undocumented immigrants stood up one at a time to denounce the laws, interrupting the testimony being given by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who helped author the measures in Alabama and Arizona.

      I suspect Kansas will follow suit.

      •  And they were not arrested and kicked out of the country because…

        The idea that foreigners can come into our country illegally and comment on our legislative process while openly flaunting their violations of our laws is not just insane, it’s traitorously insane.

  • Love it! We need 48 more states to do the same thing.