A federal judge on Monday granted 26 Republican-controlled states an injunction against President Obama’s executive orders on immigration.
U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen found the red states have standing to sue over executive actions Obama announced on Nov. 20, 2014, to allow certain undocumented immigrants to stay in the United States.
Defendants Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and top officials of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are tasked with enforcing immigration laws. The states challenged Obama’s decision to not deport, for the remainder of his term, undocumented people who have lived in the United States since Jan. 1, 2010, who pass background checks, and who entered as children or are parents of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents.