Obama immigration plan blocked by 4-4 tie at Supreme Court



AP News: “A tie vote by the Supreme Court is blocking President Barack Obama’s immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation.

The justices’ one-sentence opinion on Thursday effectively kills the plan for the duration of Obama’s presidency.

A tie vote sets no national precedent but leaves in place the ruling by the lower court. In this case, the federal appeals court in New Orleans said the Obama administration lacked the authority to shield up to 4 million immigrants from deportation and make them eligible for work permits without approval from Congress.”

Opinion: The rare victory for immigration control and defeat for President Obama’s executive order underscores the urgency of keeping Mrs. Clinton out of the White House.


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