(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

President Obama's executive actions delaying deportations for millions of undocumented immigrants are stopped in their tracks...

FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern has more from Washington:

A federal judge in south Texas has put a temporary stop to at least some of those executive actions delaying deportations for undocumented immigrants.

In that ruling, Judge Andrew Hanen says a lawsuit filed by 26 states led by Texas should go forward, and without a preliminary injunction, states would suffer irreparable harm.

The first of those orders, protecting young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, was set to begin tomorrow . Another, expanding deportation protections to parents of U.S. citizens starts in May. 

A White House statement indicates an appeal.

In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Texas's Republican governor took on the White House and won... at least the first round.

Greg Abbott's lawsuit, joined by other Republican governors, has temporarily halted President Obama's illegal immigration executive action.

FOX News Radio's Rachel Sutherland explains: 

A federal judge in south Texas paved the way for more than two dozen states to temporarily block President Obama's plan to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation.  

The judge agreed with a coalition of 26 states that argued the President's executive actions violate the Constitution. The states also argued the immigration plan would cost them money and resources in law enforcement, health care and education.  

The Obama administration insists the President's executive actions are legal, and that the Justice Department will appeal the judge's decision.

Rachel Sutherland, FOX News Radio. 

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