AZ Gov denies driver's license, benefits to aliens.
Arizona's governor responds to President Barack Obama's 'deferred action' policy with her own executive order.
Governor Jan Brewer ordered state agencies to deny driver's licenses and public benefits to illegal immigrants, even those granted a stay under the president's new program.
Now Texas State Representative Debbie Riddle says the same should happen in the Lone Star State.
"I will be communicating with Governor Rick Perry to request that he uphold the law, and that we not just fall in-line behind this political stunt," says the Tomball Republican.
Riddle says even a kindergartner can see the president is cheating the system in an attempt to win votes.
"The problem is people want to cut in line, they want a short cut, they want to do things the quick and easy way," she says. "And they think they have an advocate in the White House in order to do it."
But LULAC's Baldomero Garza argues anyone working with a valid Social Security card, and paying taxes, has earned the right to drive in this country.
"I would think that it would be unconstitutional in Arizona not to be able to get a driver's license when you are paying taxes," he says. "Whether its property taxes, taxes in your rent or when you purchase items."
"This 'deferred action' may lead to the correct documentation to obtain a driver's license," say Garza. "But it would make police officers safer when they stop people, it would give us better and safer drivers, and allow those people to purchase automotive insurance."
As for public benefits, Garza says states aren't supposed to offer them to non-citizens anyway.