A federal judge in Texas today declined to shut down the program.
U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen denied to order an immediate halt to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program.
Right now, it shields thousands of young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, from deportation.
The judge saying Texas and nine other states that sued, waited too long to bring their case.
He added that a delay in seeking an injunction is a sign the harm the challengers claim, isn’t serious enough to justify it.
Valley Congressman Henry Cuellar also released a statement on the judge’s decision, saying, “Instead of blocking opportunities, we must continue to seek long-term solutions to our current, outdated immigration system. Today’s decision by a federal court to deny states this obstruction is an encouraging development.”