Administration urges rejection of Brewer's appeal

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Posted: Sep 30, 2014 7:43 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — The Obama administration has urged a court to reject Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of a ruling that blocks the state from denying driver's licenses to young immigrants who have avoided deportation under a change ordered by the president.

Lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department told the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in a filing Tuesday that the state policy is trumped by federal law.

The federal government didn't challenge the driver's license policy but was asked by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to offer input on the case.

The governor is now asking for a 15-judge panel to reconsider the ruling.

Brewer spokesman Andrew Wilder says the Obama administration is giving preference to people who have entered the country illegally.