Blumenthal holds roundtable discussion on President’s immigration directives

Senator Richard Blumenthal

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal held a roundtable discussion with immigration advocates early Wednesday morning in New Haven.

The discussion focused on a recent decision by a Texas Federal Court judge who temporarily ordered a halt to some of President Obama’s directives on immigration. The decision of U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen was originally issued Tuesday.

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The lawsuit states that the president “overstepped his constitutional authority in executive actions on immigration.” The decision grants a temporary injunction.

“This ruling is deeply flawed and should be immediately overturned,” Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said. “Whatever the legal outcome, Congress must act to correct our failed immigration system.”

The Department of Justice has announced that they will appeal the decision; and that they are confident they will prevail.

Increased border security is at the heart of President Obama’s executive action. The President said the gols are to increase border security, prioritize enforcement resources, and ensure accountability.

The first applications for Obama’s expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which provides temporary deportation relief, were expected to be accepted on Wednesday.

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