WYOMING, Mich. (AP) — A decision to deny Michigan driver's licenses to immigrants granted work permits under President Barack Obama's deferred-action program has sparked a protest.
MLive.com reports (http://bit.ly/Skc0Zw ) about 300 people protested outside a Secretary of State branch office Wednesday in the Grand Rapids suburb of Wyoming.
Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson issued a decree to branch workers earlier this month. Her office says it is taking direction from the federal government about whether immigrants are legal.
Arizona officials also have made a similar decision about licenses.
Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" program in June and the first approvals came in September. The program provides work permits and Social Security cards to young people brought to the U.S. without legal permission.