An injunction was put on Obama’s immigration order in February and is now pending an appeal from the administration. A federal appeals court has now blocked the order from going into effect until the appeal process is completed.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday denied a request from Justice Department lawyers to allow President Barack Obama’s controversial immigration actions to go into effect pending appeal.
The decision is a victory for Texas and 25 other states that are challenging the Obama administration’s actions, which were blocked by a District Court judge in February. Tuesday’s decision means that while the issue is appealed, eligible undocumented immigrants will be unable to apply for the programs aimed at easing deportation threats.
Another blow to Obama’s immigration reform plans. If Hillary Clinton wants to do more on immigration, she’s going to need to include Congress.