In a hearing Friday before a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, both pro and con sides were allowed one hour to argue their positions on President Obama’s November executive order on immigration.
The issue at hand was the injunction issued in February by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen that put the executive order — affecting the legal status of some 5 million undocumented immigrants — on hold while a lawsuit by 26 states goes forward.
The three-judge panel in New Orleans gave no indication when it would issue a decision on the administration’s appeal to lift the sanction.
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