States Ask Court to Keep Block on Obama Immigration Orders

Politico reports that governors and attorneys general representing 26 states formally urged a federal appeals court not to stay a judge’s injunction barring President Obama from going forward with a series of immigration policy changes aimed at giving quasi-legal status and work permits to millions more illegal immigrants. The brief for the state officials argues that there is no emergency requiring that U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen’s ruling blocking the Obama immigration moves be put on hold while the federal government’s appeal of that decision goes forward.

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