Mr President -please follow the law and reverse your illegal executive action (general)
"The president said 22 times he did not have the authority to take the very action on immigration he eventually did, and the courts have agreed once again," House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said.
Federal court blocks Obama's immigration plan
Alan Gomez and David Jackson, USA TODAY 6:29 p.m. EDT May 26, 2015
A federal appeals court refused Tuesday to allow President Obama's program to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation from going into effect.
The decision by a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans adds another delay for the undocumented immigrants who could have been protected under the president's order. A federal judge blocked Obama's plan in February, hours before many of them were to start applying for the new program.
Obama announced in 2012 that he would allow undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children to register with the federal government in exchange for two-year protections from deportation. In November, he said Congress had yet to fix the nation's broken immigration system, so he would move to protect even more undocumented immigrants.
Under his new program, more undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children would qualify for the deportation protections, as well as older undocumented immigrants who had U.S. citizen children.
The White House criticized the ruling, saying the two-judge majority misrepresented the facts and the law.
"As the powerful dissent from Judge [Stephen] Higginson recognizes, President Obama's immigration executive actions are fully consistent with the law," said White House spokesperson Brandi Hoffine. "The president's actions were designed to bring greater accountability to our broken immigration system, grow the economy, and keep our communities safe."
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Washington (CNN)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.
"Because the government is unlikely to succeed on the merits of its appeal of the injunction, we deny the motion for stay and the request to narrow the scope of the injunction," according to the 2-1 decision by a panel of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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