President Barack Obama is urging immigrants thrown into limbo by legal wrangling to keep planning for eventual relief.
He's professing confidence that his deportation directives won't be thrown out in court.
Obama says his administration has appealed a Texas judge's injunction aggressively and will keep fighting it. He says he expects to win when a U.S. circuit court hears his appeal. But he says if the appeal fails, his administration will "take it up from there", in an apparent reference to the Supreme Court.
Obama says at each stage, the White House believes it has the better argument.
Obama spoke at a town hall meeting in Miami hosted by the Spanish-language TV network Telemundo. He says he's "absolutely committed" to his policy shielding millions in the U.S. illegally from deportation.