California Can Upend Texas Immigration Case

Texas's complaint has opened the door to a powerful rebuttal from states that have a different spin on Obama's immigration action.

And the pole is greased.

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Texas, leading a coalition of 26 red (and reddish) states, got what it wanted from a federal district judge last week: a preliminary injunction halting the Obama administration's Nov. 20 executive action on immigration. But Texas's complaint that it would suffer harm from President Barack Obama's action has opened the door to a powerful rebuttal from states that have a different spin on the immigration plan.

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