After Hanen issued the injunction, the Department of Justice went ahead and granted 100,000 illegal immigrants work permits through Obama’s executive action anyway.
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Back in February, U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen of Texas issued a temporary injunction against the implementation of President Obama’s executive action after 26 states sued against it. Hanen argued the executive action presented serious questions about the power of the executive branch and the burden of the action to the states that must be closely examined before moving forward. As a reminder:
U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen of Texas has temporarily blocked President Obama’s executive action on illegal immigration by granting a request from 26 states to allow the courts to look at its constitutionality before it is implemented. The lawsuit is being headed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.