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Obama takes immigration fight to the U.S. Supreme Court




Three-year-old Genesis Moreno Betancurth, of Denver, holds a placard during a news conference in the Denver Public Library, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Denver. The White House promised an appeal Tuesday after a federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration and gave a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit aiming to permanently stop the orders. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Three-year-old Genesis Moreno Betancurth, of Denver, holds a placard during a news conference in the Denver Public Library, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Denver. The White House promised an appeal Tuesday after a federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration and gave a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit aiming to permanently stop the orders. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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In 2014, 26 states took legal action against the Obama administration for the executive action the President took when he implemented comprehensive immigration reform. The 5th Circuit Court sided in favor of the states and halted reform efforts. Now, the Obama administration is appealing this decision to the United States Supreme Court. Linton Joaquin, general council for the National Immigration Law Center, explains the ins and outs of this legal dispute.