Yes, public officials with spine can stop imperial President Obama’s illegal alien amnesty.

More as news develops. Are you listening, D.C.?

From the Austin American-Statesman:

At 10:21 p.m. the following message was posted on Abbott’s official Twitter account, “BREAKING: Federal Judge just granted my request to halt Obama’s Executive Amnesty Order Nationwide. More later.”

Abbott filed suit against Obama’s executive order in early December with the state of Texas as the lead plaintiff among 17 states that sued over the order.

He has said the order was less about changing immigrant policies and more about an abuse of power by the executive branch.

A key piece of the judge’s reasoning here: Failure to comply with the Administrative Procedure Act:

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The sweeping injunction enjoins the feds from implementing “any and all aspects” of the DREAM deportation freeze expansions pending a trial or final order from the 5th Circuit:

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Gov. Abbott’s full statement:

Texas GOP Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick reacts:

It’s never over, of course:

Editor’s note: Tweets were added as updates to this post.