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Texas, U.S. Seek Immigration Suit Delay Until Trump Sworn In

  • Obama’s legalization push opposed by president-elect
  • Program would have shielded 4 million undocumented immigrants
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Twenty-six states states led by Texas were joined by the Obama administration and immigrant-rights groups in seeking to freeze a challenge to the outgoing president’s immigration reforms until President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

Trump made opposing illegal immigration a cornerstone of his campaign and pledged to reverse President Barack Obama’s plan to shield more than 4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation and provide them with work permits that could lead to federal benefits like Medicaid and Social Security.