They're upset over her driver's license order
A group of about a dozen "Dreamers" went to Gov. Jan Brewer's office on Friday to present her with their "Grinch of the Year" award.
They were part of an organization known as LUCHA, Living United for Change in Arizona. They say Brewer deserves the award for her executive order denying driver's licenses to illegal immigrants who qualify for work permits under President Obama's "Deferred Action" program. One of the "Dreamers", Cesar Valdez, said Brewer's order makes no sense because a federal work permit is already accepted as valid identification by the Division of Motor Vehicles to obtain a driver's license, so the governor is singling out "Dreamers".
Valdez said he has personally been affected by the governor's order, issued last summer. A few months ago, Valdez says he was driving his little brother to school and was pulled over in a traffic stop. When the officer discovered he didn't have a license, Valdez says he was taken into custody and jailed for 20 hours without even having his Miranda rights read to him. "I guess Phoenix police don't believe undocumented immigrants have any rights."
Brewer wasn't in the Capitol on Friday, so the group left the award with a receptionist. It reads, "In honor of her cruel attempt to steal the hopes and dreams of Arizona's youth by denying the gift of a driver's license, and in recognition that her heart is at least 'two sizes too small', GRINCH OF THE YEAR is hereby awarded to Governor Janice K. Brewer."
Governor Brewer's "award"
LUCHA members at Gov. Brewer's office.