Texas Judge Blocks Obama Amnesty Plan

Maria, an undocumented migrant from Central America, looks out of a window in Los Angeles

(Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked President Barack Obama’s plan to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, an issue likely to be seized upon in the 2016 presidential campaign.

The Next Border Crisis

detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in Brownsville,Texas

Last summer the southern border disappeared. Unaccompanied minors from Central and South America surged across the Rio Grande. Desperate parents had sent their children thousands of miles north. The impoverished girls and boys were housed in ramshackle facilities before being sent elsewhere. The images were heartbreaking. They seemed drawn from a post-apocalyptic future. And they were entirely preventable.