Against a contentious national debate over immigration and refugee policies, the U.S. Justice Department on Friday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court's "unprecedented nationwide injunction" against the Obama administration's plans to temporarily defer deportation of nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants. The administration said the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit warranted "immediate review."
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