U.S. Appeals Judge’s Hold On President Obama’s Immigration Executive Action

The Huffington Post reports that the Justice Department (DOJ) has urged a federal appeals court to reverse┬áthe hold a judge placed on President Obama’s immigration executive action. The 69-page brief was filed with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ahead of arguments scheduled for next month. Lawyers for the federal government are challenging a preliminary injunction issued in February by a federal judge in Brownsville, Texas. That decision placed on hold an executive action that could spare from deportation as many as 5 million people who are in the U.S. illegally.

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