Border & Immigration

Today was supposed to be the day that hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants could apply for work permits and legal protection from deportation under an executive order issued by President Obama back in November.

A federal judge in Texas blocked that order earlier this week, giving a 26-state coalition time to pursue a lawsuit that would permanently stop the president’s order.

Republicans Critical Of Obama’s ‘Amnesty Bonuses’

Feb 17, 2015

WASHINGTON — Millions of immigrants benefiting from President Barack Obama’s executive actions could get a windfall from the IRS, a reversal of fortune after years of paying taxes to help fund government programs they were banned from receiving.

Armed with new Social Security numbers, many of these immigrants who were living in the U.S. illegally will now be able to claim up to four years’ worth of tax credits designed to benefit the working poor. For big families, that’s a maximum of nearly $24,000, as long as they can document their earnings during those years.

Federal Judge Stalls Executive Action On Immigration

Feb 17, 2015
David Martin Davies / TPR News

Houston — The White House promised an appeal Tuesday after a federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration and gave a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit aiming to permanently stop the orders.

U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen’s decision late Monday puts on hold Obama’s orders that could spare from deportation as many as five million people who are in the U.S. illegally.

This Post Was Last Updated At 5:15 p.m. ET.

Two days before the first of President Obama's executive actions on immigration were to take effect, the new rules have been put on hold by a federal judge's ruling in South Texas. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen said the president overstepped his authority.

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