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Week In Politics: Obama’s Immigration Actions Stalled

US President Barack Obama speaks about immigration reform during a meeting with young immigrants, known as DREAMers, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, February 4, 2015. The group has received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which provides relief from deportation for immigrants who arrived in the US illegally before they were 16 years old. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama speaks about immigration reform during a meeting with young immigrants, known as DREAMers, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, February 4, 2015. The group has received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which provides relief from deportation for immigrants who arrived in the US illegally before they were 16 years old. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

There’s a legal battle brewing over President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

Late last night, a Texas federal judge stalled the new rules that were supposed to start rolling out tomorrow, saying “the genie would be impossible to put back in the bottle.”

NPR’s senior Washington editor and correspondent Ron Elving speaks with Here & Now’s Robin Young about the reaction from the White House and immigration reform advocates, and why this might change the story on the countdown to the expiration of funding for the Department of Homeland Security.

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