Gov: Nebr. Will Deny Benefits To Illegals

LINCOLN (AP) - Gov. Dave Heineman says Nebraska will continue to deny driver's licenses to young illegal immigrants who are now eligible for U.S. work permits under a new Obama administration policy. Heineman said Friday that the state will not issue licenses, welfare benefits or other public assistance to the immigrants unless otherwise required by Nebraska law. The federal policy that went into effect this week allows an estimated 1.2 million illegal immigrants to apply for a work permit and a temporary stay, if they were brought to the country as children and have no criminal background.