Appeals court ruling keeps injunction in place on immigration programs

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May 27, 2015

People participate in an interfaith march and rally for comprehensive immigration reform in Wyandanch, N.Y., in 2013. A federal appeals court May 26 declined to let the Obama administration proceed with its plan to defer the deportation of millions of immigrants in the U.S. without documents. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) See RULING-DEFER May 27, 2015.

People participate in an interfaith march and rally for comprehensive immigration reform in Wyandanch, N.Y., in 2013. A federal appeals court May 26 declined to let the Obama administration proceed with its plan to defer the deportation of millions of immigrants in the U.S. without documents. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

NEW ORLEANS (CNS) — A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals May 26 refused to stay a preliminary injunction issued by a federal judge in Texas to block the Obama administration’s expansion of a deferred deportation program.

President Barack Obama took executive action last November to implement the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program, or DAPA, and to expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.

Texas and 25 other states have sued to stop the programs and filed a request for a temporary injunction to put the programs on hold while their lawsuit moves forward. On Feb. 16 Judge Andrew Hanen of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Brownsville, granted the request.

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