Brewer defends order on illegal immigrants

Brewer defends order on illegal immigrants

CREATED Aug. 21, 2012

Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is saying the federal government and parents of young illegal immigrants are at fault as she defends her order denying driver's licenses and other public benefits to those who get work authorizations under a new Obama administration policy.
   
Brewer says she doesn't hate Hispanics or immigrants but that she's reaffirming the intent of state laws denying public benefits to illegal immigrants.
   
She says it's the responsibility of the children's parents to follow the law. And she says Washington needs to secure the border and then tackle related concerns such as the status of illegal immigrants brought to the United States at a young age.
   
Brewer spoke with reporters Tuesday after casting an early ballot for the state's primary election next week.

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