Arizona Sued Over Drivers’ License Order

Birth Rate Declines for New Immigrants

“According to new analysis of government data by the Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends project, the U.S. birth rate dipped in 2011 to the lowest ever recorded. This is led by a plunge in births among immigrant women that started in 2008, with the Great Recession,” Fox News Latino writes.

“And while there was a recent drop in unauthorized immigration from Mexico, recognized as ‘the largest source country for U.S. immigrants,’ the analysis did not find a decline in the number of foreign-born women of childbearing age (15 to 44). Even so, the birth rate for Mexican immigrant women fell by 23 percent.”

Arizona Sued Over Drivers’ License Order

“Immigrant rights advocates filed a lawsuit Thursday that seeks to overturn Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s order denying driver’s licenses for young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under a new Obama administration policy. The lawsuit alleges the state has in effect classified young-adult immigrants as not having permission to be in the country and asks a federal judge to declare Brewer’s policy unconstitutional because it’s trumped by federal law and denies licenses without valid justification,” the Huffington Post reports.

“The Obama administration in June took administrative steps to shield as many as 800,000 immigrants from deportation. Applicants must have been brought to the United States before they turned 16, be younger than 30, have been in the country for at least five continuous years, have graduated from a high school or GED program or have served in the military. They also were allowed to apply for a two-year renewable work permit.”

Norquist Joins Amnesty Push

“Another major conservative voiced support for U.S. immigration reform this week but this one has been calling for it for a while, albeit not as loudly as he has for tax cuts. ‘Immigration is our competitive advantage against the rest of the world as an economic power,’ said Grover Norquist, the influential U.S. lobbyist and tax-reform activist,” UPI reports.

“Norquist, who spoke at Politico’s Playbook Breakfast Wednesday morning, said he’s encouraging the Republican Party to follow through on recent calls for immigration reform in the wake of election losses. The United States needs to understand that smarter immigration policy can separate the nation from Japan and China, said Norquist, the president of American’s for Tax Reform.”

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


  1. avatar
    softwarengineer on

    Not Only is the Birth Rate Declining for Mothers in America, But Born in a Different Country

    Its the root cause up until recently to prevent wage increases, house price increases and get the government OVERPOPULATION debt programs CUT…..foreign born mothers’ birth rates in America.

    BTW, we’re at a 1.7 birth rate in America for depopulation the last 3 years…..there is a God.

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    Why should we allow them drivers licenses in our country, when we go yo their country we are not allowed such rights or privileges. I am so tired of them coming to our country and getting all this special treatment. All we get in their country is a bullet in our heads….

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    cynthia curran on

    That’s means Rick Perry would have pushed legalization even more than ROmeny. Republicans love Norquist only because of tax cuts but he wants to cut taxes and oddly enough increase the welfare state by imporintg more poor pople. Republicans should grow up and if they agree with Grover on taxes they should distance themselves on his immirgation views and islamic ties and the fact he wants to cut the defense budget a lot recently.

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    Driver’s licenses won’t be only for those who get in under Obama’s rule. I called Sen. Hutchison’s office yesterday and asked if those who do not fit the Presiden’t criteria would be deported. The aide said, “No. They will be able to stay and eventually apply for citizenship.” So, what’s the difference in the Hutchison/Kyl “Achieve Bill” and the Dream Act? Nothing! Everyone will, sooner or later, be eligible for anything legal citizens are. The cheap labor and votes contingent will keep hammering until every third world person is here. We have no say in our country anymore.
    This looks like America less every day. It sickens me to hear our elected officials say, “We must accept these people for humanitarian reasons. First, it was because they filled jobs that Americans “wouldn’t do.” Then, it was the DACA bill to allow those who were brought here through no fault of their own” (they’re still illegal). Now, it’s for humanitarian reasons, This is garbage. Eisenhower deported them in the ’50s. Why can’t these weak-willed people in Congress do it now?

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    What a bunch of baloney by Grover Norquist. He claims “Immigration is our competitive advantage against the rest of the world as an economic power”. So how come no other country believes that? How come no other country allows in masses of poor uneducated people to become a burden on the taxpayer? Advantage, my ###. And the real kicker is that the people who slam Norquist for all his other positions are ready to pat him on the back for his views on immigration. So called liberals are always willing to line up and endorse the mass immigration policies of organizations like the US Chamber of Commerce, the Wall Street Journal, Heritage Foundation and all the other shills for unending cheap labor at the expense of the American worker. Just like they are so pro environment until you point out that immigration driven population growth is degrading our environment and stretching our resources like water.