The Supreme Court’s decision this week kicks the can to 2017.
A deadlocked Supreme Court has effectively squashed any chance of significant immigration reform before President Obama leaves office in January. On June 23, a 4–4 vote by the justices left in place an injunction blocking Obama’s plan to shield from deportation millions of undocumented immigrants whose children are U.S. citizens or legal residents. The plan would also have allowed those immigrants to apply for work permits. The court’s decision returned the issue to U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, who in February blocked the program from going into effect nationwide while he considers a challenge from 26 states led by Texas, which objects to paying associated costs […]
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