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State's 6 in D.C. applaud halting of Obama order

February 18, 2015
In The News

WASHINGTON -- Arkansas' Congressional delegation and attorney general on Tuesday praised a ruling by a Texas judge temporarily halting President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration.

Monday's order from Judge Andrew Hanen of U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Brownsville prohibits the administration from carrying out programs that would protect from deportation up to 5 million people who are in the country illegally.

Applications for one of the deferred deportation programs had been set to open today.

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