Appeals court rules with states challenging US President Barack Obama's immigration action

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of 26 states challenging President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration on Tuesday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said.

The three-judge panel ruled that the executive action, which would grant an estimated 4.7 million undocumented immigrants relief from deportation, should stay on hold while the states work to overturn it.