Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s office says the vast majority of calls and e-mails it has received over a controversial order banning state driver’s license for young illegal immigrants being given immunity by President Barack Obama are positive.
“Public support is running 7 to 1 in favor of the governor’s action, as measured by calls, emails, faxes and letters received by the Governor’s Office of Constituent Services since Wednesday,” said Brewer communications director Matthew Benson.
Benson said there have been 2,037 comments in favor of the Brewer order and 292 against.
The order prohibits young illegal immigrants from getting driver's licenses or public benefits.
Brewer made the move the same week a new program started from the Obama Administration that allows illegal immigrants brought into the country at young ages by their families to apply for legal status and receive immunity from deportation.
Hispanic groups and Democrats have faulted the Brewer order. The Arizona governor’s office says public opinion, however, is with her.