Appeal filed against Texas immigration hold

There’s good news out of the Lone Star State for those seeking American citizenship, as multiple news sources indicated Monday that the U.S. Department of Justice has handed down an appeal urging a federal judge in Texas to reverse his hold on President Barack Obama’s executive immigration actions. According to NBC News, the appeal came in the form of a nearly 70-page document that detailed how the federal government intends to use its authority to enforce Obama’s proposed action. If followed through with, Obama’s executive order could defer deportation for more than 5 million undocumented immigrants who are currently living stateside.

The hold
According to Breitbart News, the initial executive order by Obama to defer deportation for these immigrants was met by a coalition of 26 separate states that disagreed with it. This group was led by high-ranking individuals from each state, many of them governors. Ultimately, the hold was put in place by a federal judge located in the town of Brownsville, Texas. In short, the coalition opposing Obama’s move finds his actions to be unconstitutional in that they would allow benefits similar to citizenship for unnaturalized individuals.

“The coalition opposing Obama’s move find his actions unconstitutional.”

The appeal
While only time will tell whether or not the appeal will ultimately be successful, the wheels are certainly in motion to block the Texas-based hold on the executive order. In a brief from the Obama Administration concerning the appeal, it is argued that the basis for objection seems to be strictly fiscal, and that very little harm would come from allowing the order to be carried out. That statement goes on to indicate that even fiscal damage would likely be confined to Texas, and that Texas should, accordingly, act alone in its injunction.

“Absent a finding that any other state than Texas would suffer any identifiable financial injury, the scope of the injunction should be confined to Texas. Failing that, the injunction should not extend beyond the plaintiff states,” Breitbart reported the brief read.