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U.S. Supreme Court tie upholds lower court decision against blocking deportation of undocumented parents
  • A 4-4 decision left in place an appeals court ruling blocking President Obama’s executive order shielding the undocumented parents of Americans and permanent residents from deportation.
  • The program, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), would have protected more than 4 million from deportation but never went into effect after 26 states immediately challenged the 2014 order.
  • The plaintiff states argued that President Obama had overstepped his authority with the executive order, while the White House pointed out the President’s constitutional authority to issue it.

Read more:
Supreme Court Deadlocks on Obama Immigration Plan. It Remains Blocked.” (The New York Times)
Supreme Court, split 4-4, blocks Obama immigration plan” (Reuters)
Obama’s huge new immigration plan, explained” (Vox, November 2014)

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