Date on which the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans denied the Obama administration's request to lift an injunction blocking the president's executive action on immigration issued by a lower court judge in February: 5/26/2015

Number of states, led by Texas, that are suing President Obama over his executive action, which would provide temporary deportation relief to potentially millions of undocumented immigrants: 26

Percent of those suing states that are led by Republican governors: 100

Of the 13 Southern states,* number that have signed on to the lawsuit: 11

Date that the new Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, known as DAPA, program was scheduled to take effect, until the court injunction put it on hold indefinitely: 5/19/2015

Number of adults potentially eligible for DAPA now in the U.S.: 3.7 million

Number of them that live in the South*: nearly 1.2 million

Number of children now living in the U.S. with a DAPA-eligible parent: 6.3 million

Of those children, number who are U.S. citizens: 5.5 million

Of those children who are citizens, estimated number who will be eligible to vote by 2020: 1.7 million

Percent of the margin by which President Obama won Florida in 2012 that these voting-eligible children will represent in that state by 2020: 70

Share of the margin by which Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney won North Carolina in 2012 that these voting-eligible children would represent in that state by 2020: 1/3

Months the legal battle over the programs could drag on, meaning they might not be implemented until just before the 2016 election, if at all: 18

Week during which the Fifth Circuit Court will hear oral arguments in the larger executive action case: 7/6/2015

* The Institute for Southern Studies defines the South as including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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