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Executive action on immigration could take years to resolve
Executive action on undocumented people could take years to resolve
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Political conservatives scored a victory this past week when a federal appeals court in New Orleans rejected the Obama administration’s request to allow the president’s plan to shield up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation to proceed. “The appeals court confirmed what at least 26 states — including Georgia — and most Americans already know: the president overstepped his authority when he decided to unilaterally remake immigration law, ignoring Congress,” U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, said in a statement to The Times. The court decision, however, has left many area immigrants in limbo.