On Wednesday, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) tried to block the effects of President Obama's two-year legal reprieve for up to 1.2 million young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally before age 16. Brewer signed her own executive order barring state agencies from giving driver's licenses or benefits to any of the estimated 80,000 illegal immigrants in Arizona who qualify for Obama's program, which took effect Wednesday. The governor, who gained national prominence after signing Arizona's hard-line immigration law in 2010, says her state's laws conflict with the federal deferred enforcement program.
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