Gov. Dave Heineman hosted lunch Tuesday for members of the Omaha South High School boys’ soccer team in honor of their recent state championship.
After the lunch, members of the soccer team delivered a message to Gov. Dave Heineman.
Team members handed the governor a letter pointing out their concerns about his decision not to issue driver’s licenses to young immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally by their parents.
The letter indicated team members were honored by the invitation to lunch at the governor’s mansion. But they felt it was important to let the governor know that they don’t agree with his decision not to grant driver’s licenses under a program called “deferred action for childhood arrivals.” Under the program, young people can receive temporary legal work status.
Jen Rae Hein, a spokeswoman for Heineman, said the governor is required to follow state law. A 2009 law prohibits the state from providing state benefits to people who are here illegally, which she said includes driver’s licenses.
( Billy’s thoughts – It is too bad that somebody at these champs school didn’t educate these kids about the laws in the state of Nebraska where they live. Also there is a right way to do things. Read the rest of the above story. )