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Arizona spars over licenses for young immigrants

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PHOENIX (AP) - Immigrant rights advocates want Gov. Jan Brewer's ban on driver's licenses for young immigrants who have gotten work permits under a new Obama administration policy declared unconstitutional.

The groups asked a judge Monday to refuse Brewer's motion to dismiss their lawsuit challenging her policy. They say the policy is discriminatory and violates federal law.

Brewer's lawyers responded in court documents that the Obama administration policy isn't federal law and that those pushing the lawsuit can't support their allegation that they can't keep a job or go to school without a license.

The Obama administration recently took steps to shield as many as 800,000 immigrants from deportation.

Applicants must have come to the U.S. before they turned 16 and have been in the country for at least five continuous years.

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