Texas Judge Temporarily Blocks Obama Immigration Reprieve

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A Texas judge has temporarily stalled plans by the administration of President Barack Obama to reprieve the deportation of millions of illegal immigrants, the Washington Post reported. The order from Judge Andrew S. Hanen of Brownsville, which came through late Monday, was in response to a lawsuit that seeks to stall the immigration reprieve until a trial can determine whether the Obama administration's plan is legal or not. The Post said there was no immediate response from the Obama administration. Under the immigration reprieve, undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have resided in the country for at least five years would no longer be under threat of deportation and some could also get work permits. Republicans have argued the president is trying to change federal law and is undermining Congress.

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