Gov. Heineman Not Backing Down on Driver's License Policy


Gov. Dave Heineman has declared that Nebraska will vigorously defend the state's policy that denies driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, even if that means the state gets sued by the American Civil Liberties Union.

The governor's comments on Monday came days after ACLU Nebraska threatened a lawsuit against the state, similar to one filed against Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.

In August, Heineman said Nebraska would deny driver's licenses to illegal immigrants who become eligible to work in the U.S.

Heineman says Nebraska wants legal immigrants, but he disagrees with the policy from the Obama administration that grants temporary work papers to young illegal immigrants. It's aimed at those who were brought into the country as young children.

Heineman said, "The liberal ACLU is welcome to sue the state of Nebraska anytime they want."