A petition by the Obama administration to grant emergency deferments of illegal immigrants and offer them work permits was shot down in a 2-1 vote by a 5 th Circuit Appeals Court on May 26. Texas and 25 other states have filed lawsuits against the administration over the president’s executive action to grant an automatic stay for illegal immigrants, calling Obama’s move unconstitutional. 5 th Circuit Judge Jerry Smith remarked that Texas would be excessively burdened financially if forced to give driver’s licenses to immigrants who were eligible for deportation deferral. 

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