U.S. Justice Department seeks stay of Texas immigration ruling

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Posted: Mar 12, 2015 1:18 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday asked an appeals court to stay a judge's ruling that blocked President Barack Obama's recent immigration actions.

The Justice Department filed a motion asking for a stay with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The Obama administration will defend expanding a program that defers deportation for certain immigrants who arrived in the United States as children, Justice said in a court filing.

(Reporting by Julia Edwards; Writing by Emily Stephenson; Editing by Doina Chiacu)