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In immigration news: Obama appeals executive action ruling, LA County weighs 'deferred action task force,' work permits for H-4 spouses, more



The Obama administration has appealed a ruling by a federal judge that temporarily put the Obama's immigration plan on hold last week. The administration is asking the court to allow the program to move forward while the appeal is pending. The first group of immigrants seeking temporary legal status and work permits was set to have begun applying Feb. 18.
The Obama administration has appealed a ruling by a federal judge that temporarily put the Obama's immigration plan on hold last week. The administration is asking the court to allow the program to move forward while the appeal is pending. The first group of immigrants seeking temporary legal status and work permits was set to have begun applying Feb. 18.
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Obama administration appeals ruling on immigration orders - Washington Post The Obama administration has appealed a ruling by a federal judge in Texas last week that temporarily put President Obama's immigration plan on hold, just as immigrants were set to start applying Feb. 18. The administration is asking the court to let the plan, which could grant temporary legal status to millions, move forward while the appeal is decided.

LA County supervisors want to create 'deferred action task force' - Southern California Public Radio Three Los Angeles County Supervisors are introducing a measure Tuesday that would create a new immigration task force. The idea would be for county departments to work together for “optimal implementation” of President Obama’s executive immigration order, which for now is hung up in court. An estimated 466,000 eligible immigrants are thought to live in L.A. county. A vote is expected at Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting.

U.S. to Grant Work Permits to Spouses of Some Skilled Immigrants - Wall Street Journal The Obama administration plans to announce a new policy Tuesday that will let certain spouses of high-skilled work visa holders apply for work permits. These spouses, who are in the United States on H-4 dependent visas, have so far been barred from being able to work. Many are highly educated themselves. It's estimated that as many as 179,600 H-4 spouses may qualify in the first year.

CDC Official Dismisses Claim That Undocumented Immigrants Bring Measles Into The U.S. - Huffington Post From the story: "Despite claims to the contrary from some of the loudest anti-immigration reform voices in the Republican Party, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stressed on Monday that undocumented immigrants are not bringing measles into the United States. Dr. Anne Schuchat, director for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, dismissed claims tying undocumented immigrants to the recent measles outbreak."