"Dreamers" -- the children of immigrants who grew up in the United States without legal status but now can get federal deferments so they can work -- still face roadblocks in getting Florida driver licenses since Florida Gov. Rick Scott vetoed a bill this week that would have made it easier, state Rep. Randolph Bracy, D-Orlando, charged Friday.

At issue is the documentation the state Deparatment of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles can accept in deciding whether a prospective driver has legal status.

Bracy had sponsored HB 235, which was approved almost unanimously by both houses of the Florida Legislature, which would have instructed the department to accept federal deferment approval letters.

But saying that the deferments were the result of an order by President Barack Obama and never approved by Congress, Scott vetoed the bill, leading Democrats to blast the governor on Wednesday.

Now Bracy is taking issue with Highway Safety spokesman Leslie Palmer, saying she  "mischaracaterized" the issue to the Orlando Sentinel when she said the veto would have "no practical effect" on the issuance of driver licenses to "Dreamers." Palmer said the department would continue to accept Social Security cards and valid work authorizations as proof of legal status.

"While this may be true," Bracy wrote in a letter he sent to the department's executive director, Julie L. Jones, "these documents are not always readily available."

Bracy contended that there is sometimes a three-month delay between the granting of deferment by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and issuance of the employment authorizations. In addition, applicants can then face delays in receiving Social Security cards, he noted.

"In a worse-case scenario, after receiving an approval letter, a DACA recipient would have to wait six months to a year before they would have the necessary documents to receive a driver's license," Bracy wrote.

"To the people of the immigrant community who have been waiting for this opportunity their entire life, this wait could be an eternity," he concluded.