A federal judge in Texas early this week refuses to lift an injunction blocking the Obama administration’s immigration policy to defer deportations for illegal immigrants living in the United States.
Andrew Hanen, a U.S. district judge, shot down a request by the Obama administration to lift his previous ruling which temporarily halts the administration from pushing its immigration plans further, as announced by President Barack Obama last year.
Texas and other officials from more than 20 states filed a suit to curb Obama’s actions, arguing that the president is making an unconstitutional overreach of his power.
The Justice Department already made an appeal on the issue to the 5th U.S. Circuit of Appeals.
In halting the stay request of the federal government, Hanen believes he made the right decision on his previous ruling.
Hanen also carried out another ruling early this week allowing the states to carry out a discovery into their claim of the administration who have wrongly implemented parts of its immigration program