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Obama administration narrows focus on resurrecting immigration program

Lawyers for the Obama administration said Wednesday that they were refocusing their legal strategy in an effort to restart the president's plan to grant temporary legal protection to millions of illegal immigrants. The Justice Department said it would work on overturning a Texas judge's order blocking the Obama plan but give up on asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stay his ruling. The administration had asked the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to allow the program, which would grant three-year work permits to up to 5 million parents of citizens and other legal residents, to go on while the appeal over the judge’s decision played out. But a three-judge...

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