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The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected the Obama administration’s request that it be allowed to go forward with its scheme to amnesty several million illegal aliens without Congress’s permission.
Twenty-six states, led by Texas, sued to stop the president’s plans, which he announced in November, to issue work permits, Social Security numbers, driver’s licenses, and more to illegal immigrants who have U.S.-citizen or permanent-resident children.
In February, District Judge Andrew Hanen issued an injunction preventing the administration from going ahead with the amnesty until the issue had been fully adjudicated and it is that injunction which was kept in place by today’s Circuit Court ruling. The Justice Department could appeal this decision to the Supreme Court, though it hasn’t yet announced whether it will do so.