A federal appeals court rules President Obama’s controversial executive actions on immigration must remain blocked from going into effect

President Obama’s plan to protect an estimated  five million people living illegally in the United Stated from deportation faced a setback in a ruling from a New Orleans-based federal appeals court.

In a 2-1 ruling, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Texas-based federal judge’s injunction blocking the administration’s immigration initiative.

Republicans criticized the plan as an illegal executive overreach when Obama announced it last November. Twenty-six states challenged the plan in court.

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