Attorney for Neb. student to seek reconsideration

Feb 15, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An attorney for a Peru State College student says he'll ask a federal judge to reconsider her dismissal of the student's lawsuit challenging Nebraska's denial of driver's licenses to people who were brought into the country illegally as children.

U.S. District Judge Laurie Smith Camp ruled Wednesday in favor of the state, saying Nebraska had not violated Mayra Saldana's equal-protection rights. Saldana was granted deferred-action status under an Obama administration program.

Saldana, who came to the U.S. from Mexico at age 2, applied for a Nebraska driver's license three times in January 2013, and was denied.

Her attorney, Aaron Siebert-Llera with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, says he needed more time to show that Nebraska officials have given licenses to some immigrants with deferred-action status.

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