1. Arizona dreamers can apply for driver’s licenses Monday
Young immigrants, known as dreamers, will be able to begin applying for driver’s licenses Monday, according to a court ruling handed down Thursday by U.S. District Court Judge David G. Campbell. Gov. Jan Brewer has fought to keep driver’s licenses out of the hands of dreamers since August 2012, when she issued an executive order denying licenses to anyone approved for President Obama’s 2012 deferred action program.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for young Arizona immigrants or “dreamers” to get driver’s licenses. The Supreme Court denied Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s request for a stay of an appeals’ court ruling. VPC
2. Mayor de Blasio to address Police Athletic League amid tension with NYPD
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will speak at a Police Athletic League luncheon Monday about strengthening the ties between police and the community amid mounting tension between de Blasio and the NYPD. Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch accused de Blasio of failing to support officers. After two officers were ambushed and killed in their car Lynch said: “That blood on the hands starts at the steps of City Hall, in the office of the mayor.” When de Blasio walked through Woodhull Hospital to pay his respects to the fallen officers, dozens of police officers turned their backs on him as he passed. The Police Athletic League is a charity which seeks to bring police officers and kids together through programs and services for children.