A decision by the federal judge to temporarily halt Obama’s immigration methods handed Republicans its first short-term victory, while leaving more than 4 million illegal immigrants out in the cold.
The Obama dministration indicated it would appeal on the recent ruling made by District Judge Andrew Hanen, a Republican from Brownsville, Texas. It halts immigration actions carried out by President Barack Obama, which has been challenged as unconstitutional in a suit filed by Texas and over a dozen other states.
Hanen said the Obama administration is in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act. Lawyers for immigration-rights groups indicated the issue is about whether the administration can fulfill a duty to post the policy for a certain period before issuing it.
The White House fiercely defected the president’s executive actions by saying that the congress and U.S. Supreme Court have federal officials who can create priorities regarding immigration laws.
Hanen made an order for parties to meet again in February 27 to talk about the current lawsuit.