Federal Judge Stalls Obama’s Immigration Executive Action

The Chicago Tribune reports that a federal judge in Texas on Monday temporarily blocked President Obama’s executive action on immigration, giving a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit that aims to permanently stop the orders. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen’s decision comes after a hearing in Brownsville, Texas, in January. It puts on hold Obama’s orders that could spare as many as five million people who are in the U.S. illegally from deportation.

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