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February 17, 2015
CLINIC CONFIDENT US FIFTH COURT OF APPEALS WILL REJECT LAWSUIT ON LEGALITY OF THE PRESIDENT’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS
Silver Spring, Md. – The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) is disappointed that on Monday a district court judge in Brownsville, Texas issued a preliminary injunction that temporarily blocks the implementation process of President Obama’s executive actions on the expansion of deferred action programs for some undocumented immigrants. The Administration will be appealing the decision to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and has expressed confidence in quickly overturning it.
“The unfortunate decision by the Texas circuit court in this lawsuit has the effect of confusing, frightening, and discouraging eligible immigrants from applying,” said Jeanne M. Atkinson, executive director of CLINIC. “We believe this is a temporary set-back and look forward to the decision of the appellate court. In the meantime we are moving forward undeterred with plans to implement the Administration’s immigration action, which will give millions of people the chance to live, work, and stay in America with their families.”
As the nation’s largest network of nonprofit immigration programs – over 260 organizations in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – CLINIC’s affiliates stand ready to assist immigrants eligible for relief with reliable, high quality legal services.
CLINIC advocates for humane and just immigration policy. Visit https://cliniclegal.org/adminrelief in the coming days for more details on the announcement.