Judge Blasts 'Cavalier' Gov't In Work Permit Debacle

Law360, New York (July 8, 2015, 2:25 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge said Tuesday he was "shocked and surprised at the cavalier attitude" of the federal government in resolving its purportedly accidental issuance of about 2,000 expanded work permits in violation of a halt on the president's executive actions on immigration.

U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen gave the government and the plaintiff states until July 31 to file a status report on the more than 100,000 individuals granted benefits under President Barack Obama's November executive actions, before the court's February injunction. But the judge said the government failed to take remedial action on the 2,000-plus individuals who received...

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