By Jon Feere, CIS.org
A coalition of high-immigration activist groups has filed a lawsuit against Arizona over the state’s decision to not issue driver’s licenses to illegal aliens granted deferred action (DACA) by President Obama. In their complaint, the groups misrepresent DACA, inaccurately describing the program’s eligibility criteria. Specifically, the attorneys wrote:
Under DACA, certain DREAMers are eligible to obtain ‘deferred action’ from the federal government upon meeting specific criteria such as the attainment of a high school diploma and passing a rigorous background check including the absence of a criminal record.
This single sentence contains two factual errors about the requirements of the DACA program.