Late Monday night a federal district court in Brownsville, Texas issued a ruling temporarily blocking President Barack Obama’s administrative relief program.
The lawsuit and the preliminary injunction blocking the program are little more than an embarrassing and wasteful political stunt by a few anti-immigrant governors and attorney generals. We fully expect the ruling to be overturned in an appeals court. The president’s program has deep legal precedent that will ultimately stand up to the scrutiny of the courts.
Long Island Wins urges all eligible immigrants to continue to prepare for the eventual start of administrative relief. We are confident that soon millions of immigrants across the country, including tens of thousands on Long Island, will be able to apply for work permits through the deferred action programs and have the chance to live, work, and stay in the United States with their families.