Court upholds injunction blocking administration’s plan to protect millions from deportation
A federal appeals court Monday upheld a lower court’s ruling blocking the Obama administration’s plans to defer deportations for more than four million undocumented immigrants.
The 2-1 decision by a three-judge panel of the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds an injunction by a Texas federal judge that has blocked President Barack Obama’s 2014 immigration initiative, after leaders from 26 states challenged its legality.
The appeals-court ruling was widely anticipated, after a three-judge panel of the same court rejected the Obama administration arguments to quickly lift the injunction in May. But it paves the way for a potential appeal of the matter to the U.S. Supreme Court—and all but ensures that the immigration initiative will remained mired in a legal dispute through most, if not all, of Mr. Obama’s term in office.
Leaders from Texas and 25 other largely Republican states have argued that Mr. Obama’s executive immigration action represented an unconstitutional overreach of presidential power because it took place without approval from Congress.
The Justice Department has countered that the president was within his authority, and leaders in more than a dozen mostly Democratic states, as well as dozens of cities including Los Angeles and New York, have filed briefs supporting the administration.Read the rest of the story HERE and follow a link to a related story below:
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