Block On Obama's Immigration Actions Upheld By 5th Circ.

By Allissa Wickham (November 9, 2015, 8:44 PM EST) -- The Fifth Circuit on Monday upheld a block on President Barack Obama's executive actions that could shield an estimated 4.4 million people from deportation, delivering yet another blow to the president's attempt to tackle immigration issues without help from Congress.

Immigration activists protest outside the Fifth Circuit on Oct. 14, 2015. (Credit: AP) After almost four months of deliberations, a 2-1 panel for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a block on two controversial deferred deportation and work authorization policies created by the president's executive actions, which were announced in November 2014.

The policies would expand a program called Deferred Action for Childhood...

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