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

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    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."


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