Neb. Attorneys Ask State to Overturn Immigrant Worker Lawsuit
By Emily Roehler, Weekend Meteorologist - bio | email
Attorneys for Nebraska have asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit over the
state's denial of driver's licenses for young immigrants who have gotten work
permits under an Obama Administration policy.
The state filed the motion in Nebraska's federal court Friday, claiming
the state has sovereign immunity and that the plaintiff, 24-year-old Mayra
Saldana of Nebraska City, failed to state a claim upon which relief can be
Saldana filed the lawsuit earlier this year after being denied a job
because of her inability to drive.
Nebraska and Arizona are the only states that refuse to issue driver's
licenses to participants in President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood
Arrivals program, enacted last summer.
The program protects people brought to the U.S. illegally as children
from deportation for two years.