No plea now to the Court on immigration

Taking at least some risk that time will grow too short in President Obama’s time in the White House to carry out his sweeping new policy on immigration, the Justice Department decided Wednesday that it would not now ask the Supreme Court for permission to put the program into effect.
The policy of delaying the deportation of some 4.3 million undocumented immigrants has been blocked nationwide by a federal judge in Texas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit refused on Tuesday to interfere with that order or even to narrow its reach.
The Justice Department was quoted by various news services as saying on Thursday that it remained committed to defending the policy, but added: “The department believes the best way to achieve this goal is to focus on the ongoing appeal on the merits of the preliminary

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