Court ruling puts Obama’s immigration work on hold

February 18, 2015 4:44 AM

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WASHINGTON The White House will suspend plans to begin giving more than 4 million immigrants here illegally work permits as it pursues an appeal of a Texas federal judge’s ruling that temporarily blocks President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration.

The ruling late Monday by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen throws millions of immigrants into limbo. The injunction allows a coalition of 26 states more time to pursue a lawsuit to permanently stop Obama’s Nov. 20 executive order, which would shield from deportation more than 4 million immigrants li...

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