20:53 GMT16 April 2021
Listen Live

    Federal Judge Refuses to Lift Ban on Obama’s Immigration Plan

    Get short URL
    0 25

    A federal judge in Texas has denied the US Department of Justice’s request to lift a block on President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration.

    If implemented, that executive action would shield millions of immigrants from deportation.

    US District Judge Andrew Hanen had issued a preliminary injunction Feb. 16 at the request of 26 states that opposed Obama’s action.

    Hanen said on Tuesday that proceedings since the injunction was issued have "reinforced" his decision.

    He added that the government hasn’t "shown any credible reason for why this Directive necessitates immediate implementation."


    Federal Judge Halts Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration - Texas Governor
    US Federal Judge Rejects Government’s Plea to Make Guantanamo Force-Feeding Hearing Secret
    Federal Judge Declares DC Open Carry Ban Unconstitutional
    Federal Judge Orders California to Pay for Inmate’s Sex-Change Surgery
    Andrew Hanen, Texas, US, Barack Obama
    Community standardsDiscussion