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The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles holding "DAPA now!" signs, referring to the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability program, during a vigil for immigrants in Los Angeles, Calif., April 16, 2015. (Photo by David McNew/Reuters)

Obama's executive action faces stiff odds

The Obama administration faced stiff odds Friday in swaying a conservative-leaning appeals court to lift the freeze placed on the president’s sweeping executive actions on immigration.It was a critical test for President Obama’s Nov. 20 unilateral measures that were imperiled by a lawsuit brought by Texas and 25 other states. The stakes: For the...

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