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On February 16, 2015, a Texas judge ruled to delay implementation of deferred action programs under President Obama's executive order to reform the immigration system. NIJC and other legal experts and advocates strongly oppose the ruling. Millions who qualify for the programs now must continue to wait to apply for relief from deportation.

Watchdog.org: States don’t want illegal immigrants, but could they need them? (2/19/2015)

International Business Times: Immigration Lawsuit Against Obama: Confusion, Fear After Federal Judge Blocks [Undocumented] Immigrant Policies (2/17/2015)

Univision Chicago: Gutiérrez reacciona ante congelación de Acción Ejecutiva (2/17/2015)