Today was supposed to be the day that hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants could apply for work permits and legal protection from deportation under an executive order issued by President Obama back in November.
A federal judge in Texas blocked that order earlier this week, giving a 26-state coalition time to pursue a lawsuit that would permanently stop the president's order.
Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti spoke with El Paso immigration lawyer Iliana Holguin about what the delay means personally for the families seeking protections.
- Iliana Holguin, attorney at the offices of Armendariz and Holguin in El Paso, Texas.
This segment aired on February 18, 2015.