"I applaud the federal court for its ruling today denying an injunction sought against the State of Arizona and the Division of Motor Vehicles and dismissing the claim that federal law somehow preempted the State's ability to decide who is issued a driver's license.
"This portion of the ruling is not only a victory for the State of Arizona -- it is a victory for states' rights, the rule of law and the bedrock principles that guide our nation's legislative process and the division of power between the federal government and states.
"I am confident that a fully-developed record will further vindicate the State of Arizona. Let me be clear: this fight has never been about the "Dreamers.' As Governor, I have taken an oath to uphold the laws of Arizona.
"I will continue to vigorously defend the citizens of Arizona and the duly-enacted laws of our State."