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Obama program shielding 5 million from deportation headed back to court

Obama program shielding 5 million from deportation headed back to court

State and federal lawyers on opposite sides of the immigration divide are set to square off Friday in a federal appeals court over the merits of President Obama's executive action seeking to shield up to 5 million people from deportation. Immigrant advocates have planned protests outside the federal courthouse in New Orleans, where hundreds are expected to rally in support of the programs, holding a vigil and marching through downtown. The court battle began in December, when Texas officials, joined by 25 other states, filed suit against the programs before they were launched. In February, an outspoken conservative federal judge in Texas, Andrew S. Hanen, issued a preliminary...

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