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HOUSTON — A court hearing has been set for April 17 on whether a temporary hold on President Barack Obama’s immigration executive action should be lifted, a federal appeals court announced Tuesday. Obama’s executive actions, which could spare from deportation as many as 5 million people who are in the […]

By JOSH GERSTEIN Lawyers for the Obama Administration are rejecting claims that the federal government has dawdled in its response to an injunction a federal judge issued last months against President Barack Obama’s plan to make millions more illegal immigrants eligible for quasi-legal status and work permits. When the administration […]

By Ben Kamisa The Justice Department is asking a federal appeals court to lift a lower court’s hold on President Obama’s latest executive actions on immigration, upping its push to lift a court order blocking the controversial programs.Obama’s actions from late last year would shield millions of illegal immigrants from […]