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Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks President's Illegal Amnesty Plan

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Washington, February 17, 2015 | comments
Washington – Last night, a federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked President Obama's executive action on immigration. This decision comes in response to a lawsuit filed by 26 states against the President challenging the constitutionality of his amnesty plan.

"It's no surprise that a federal judge placed a preliminary injunction on this executive action, because the President himself said over 20 times that he did not have the authority to act on immigration in the manner that he did. President Obama has deliberately avoided working with Congress on this issue, and instead chose to take unilateral action," said Congressman Mike Conaway.

"While this preliminary ruling is a step in the right direction, the fight against the President's illegal amnesty plan is not over. The House of Representatives passed legislation last month that defunded President Obama's executive order. The Senate has not yet acted on this issue, but I am hopeful that this temporary injunction will provide our Senators with the encouragement they need to pass similar legislation and prevent the President's illegal action from becoming our nation's new immigration policy."
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