Gov. Dave Heineman has declared that
Nebraska will vigorously defend the state's policy that denies driver's licenses
to illegal immigrants, even if that means the state gets sued by the American
Civil Liberties Union.
The governor's comments on
Monday came days after ACLU Nebraska threatened a lawsuit against the
state, similar to one filed against Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.
In August, Heineman said Nebraska would deny driver's licenses to illegal immigrants who become eligible to work in the U.S.
says Nebraska wants legal immigrants, but he disagrees with the policy from the Obama
administration that grants temporary work papers to young illegal
immigrants. It's aimed at those who were brought into the country as
Heineman said, "The liberal ACLU is welcome to sue the state of Nebraska anytime they want."