The US Justice Department on Monday made a formal request of imposing an emergency stay to put on hold the decision by a Texas judge that temporarily obstructed the executive actions of President Barack Obama on immigration reforms from coming into effect.
US District Judge Andrew Hanen issued a court order halting the Presidents executive actions on immigration policies.
Obama’s executive actions would grant temporary relief from the deportation threat to nearly 4.7 million undocumented people living in the United States.
According to the Justice Department, Hanen didn’t have the authority to issue the preliminary injunction. The officials on Monday also filed to appeal his decision, asking that the executive actions on immigration be permitted to move forward amid the appeals process is playing out.
Obama’s executive actions on immigration policies of the country have stirred the hornet’s nest in the political corridors of the US. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is on the brink of a possible shutdown as a crucial House-passed funding bill is still awaiting clearance from Senate amid the political slugfest between Republicans and Democrats over immigration actions of the President. If the bill is not passed by Saturday, nearly 15 percent of the Homeland Security employees will be furloughed.