District Judge Orlinda L. Naranjo agreed Thursday to suspend new Department of Public Safety driver license rules touted as a crackdown on unauthorized immigrants.
The rules prevent thousands from getting standard-issue licenses even though they’re legally in the country, said the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, which is suing over the policy.
She said the rules, which specify that people who are not U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents must prove they’re legally here before getting a license, go beyond DPS authority.
Who would have thought? A democratic judge appointed by a Republican Governor and she takes the liberal side.
Another great move from Governor Zoolander (Rick Perry).
"This case is not about illegal immigrants obtaining driver licenses, it is about legal residents who have been denied or have been threatened a denial of a driver license." - Judge Orlinda L. Naranjo