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Adonia Simpson, managing attorney of immigration legal services at the Catholic Charities’ Esperanza Center in Baltimore, says the pretrial injunction does not affect the president’s call to prioritize the deportation of criminals.  ‘That is what’s untouched by the decision,’ Simpson says. ‘As attorneys, we still have the argument that certain people are not a priority … We would argue that their cases should be administratively closed.’ (File photo)
Adonia Simpson, managing attorney of immigration legal services at the Catholic Charities’ Esperanza Center in Baltimore, says the pretrial injunction does not affect the president’s call to prioritize the deportation of criminals. ‘That is what’s untouched by the decision,’ Simpson says. ‘As attorneys, we still have the argument that certain people are not a priority … We would argue that their cases should be administratively closed.’ (File photo)

For immigration advocates, one more hurdle

Despite pretrial ruling, no plans to slow down outreach efforts

Implementation of President Barack Obama’s immigration plan has been temporarily blocked by a federal judge’s injunction, but immigration lawyers said the delay won’t slow down their efforts to get undocumented immigrants ready to apply for new deferred deportation programs.

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