Obama administration asks judge to speed up immigration decision

U.S. President Obama arrives for MSNBC/Telemundo town hall discussion on immigration at Florida International University in MiamiBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration asked a federal judge in Texas to decide by Monday whether he will put on hold his prior decision to block the White House’s executive orders on immigration, or at least limit the impact to Texas. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, a city along the border with Mexico, issued a temporary court order last month halting President Barack Obama’s orders that would have shielded millions of illegal immigrants from deportation. Hanen, who had previously criticized U.S. immigration enforcement as too lax, based his ruling on an administrative law question, faulting Obama for not giving public notice of his plans.

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