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The Obama administration said Tuesday it would seek a Supreme Court review of an appeals court decision to keep in place an injunction against President Obama's executive action on immigration.

"The Department of Justice remains committed to taking steps that will resolve the immigration litigation as quickly as possible in order to allow DHS to bring greater accountability to our immigration system by prioritizing the removal of the worst offenders, not people who have long ties to the United States and who are raising American children," the Justice Department said. "The department disagrees with the Fifth Circuit's adverse ruling and intends to seek further review from the Supreme Court of the United States."

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Monday upheld an injunction by a federal judge in Texas, who this year blocked President Obama's executive action aimed at halting deportations of about 5 million illegal immigrants and their parents.

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