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

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A police officer stands in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building June 20, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

(CNN) — In a crushing blow to the White House, the Supreme Court Thursday announced it was evenly divided in a case concerning the President’s controversial executive actions on immigration.

The ruling means that the programs will remain blocked from going into effect, and the issue will return to the lower court. It is exceedingly unlikely the programs will go into effect for the remainder of the Obama presidency.

Obama announced the programs to great fanfare in 2014 as well as to over 4 million immigrants who were prepared to come out from the shadows to apply for the programs and get temporary work authorization and associated benefits. ”

The programs were immediately challenged by Texas and 25 other states and blocked nationwide by a federal district court in early 2015.


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  • Bob

    If they are here illegally send them home. We already allowed everyone here illegally to become US citizens once. What did that gain us? Did that stop the flow of illegals from flowing over the border.
    Send them home and let them get in line to become US citizens just like every other law abating citizen does.

    They knew they were breaking the law when they came to the US.

  • Bob

    Obama doesn’t seem to get it. Our forefathers came here legally and then became a US citizen. Our forefathers did not sneak across a border to get here

  • steve thomas

    If any conservative ever needed a reason to vote against Hillary Clinton, the Supreme Court, and the makeup of it in the foreseeable future this is it. Any semblance of equal representation on both sides will be lost, period.

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