A federal appeals court denied Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s (R) request to rehear a case involving driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants in an order filed Monday.
A panel of three 9th Circuit Court judges denied Brewer’s request related to her 2012 executive order denying driver’s licenses to about 20,000 undocumented immigrants.
Annie Dockendorff, a spokeswoman for Brewer, said in an email to the Washington Post the governor is “reviewing options to possibly take this matter to the U.S. Supreme Court.”
“[W]hile no decision has yet been made, it is likely that will happen,” Dockendorff said.
The court ruled in July the policy was “likely” unconstitutional and issued an injunction.
Brewer’s order affected those born after 1981 who were brought to the United States as children before June 15, 2007, who were covered under the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, policy, according to the Arizona Republic.
The Arizona DREAM Act Coalition and five individuals filed a lawsuit against Brewer and Arizona Department of Transportation assistant director Stacey Stanton in 2012.
“Arizona’s practice of denying driver’s licenses to DACA recipients is an outlier in the 50 states,” the complaint read. “Denying driver’s licenses to DAVA recipients in Arizona severely frustrates their ability to obtain employment and achieve economic self-sufficiency.”
This post has been updated with comment from a spokeswoman from Gov. Brewer.