White House to Seek Stay of Ruling That Halted Obama Immigration Plan
The Justice Department will seek a stay of an order by a federal judge in Texas that blocked the Obama administration’s plan to provide relief to thousands of illegal immigrants.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the stay request will be filed in District Court no later than Monday.
After the ruling by U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen Monday night, Justice officials immediately said they would appeal the order. They will ask for a stay while they prepare the appeal. The administration believes that if a stay is granted, the government can begin accepting applications for the program.