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A federal appeals court said Tuesday it will hear an expedited appeal of an earlier ruling against President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.
The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will listen to oral argument April 17 in the administration’s attempt to overturn a ruling last month by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen.
Hanen put a temporary hold on Obama’s attempts to slow deportations and grant benefits to some people in the country illegally, saying the administration overstepped its authority.
The White House’s appeal seeks to end the temporary hold, arguing it prevents the Department of Homeland Security from protecting the borders.