Deadlocked Supreme Court Thwarts Obama Immigration Actions

Protesters gather outside of the Supreme Court as the court heard oral arguments April 18 in the case of United States v. Texas. The court on Thursday was deadlocked in its ruling on the case, leaving in place a lower court's ban on President Barack Obama's immigration executive action. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) — A deadlocked U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Obama administration’s effort to protect some 4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

The 4-4 vote leaves in place the lower court’s order forbidding President Barack Obama from allowing “deferred action” status to illegal immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens of green card holders.

Texas led about 25 states in a fight against Obama, saying the president lacked the authority to go around Congress.

This story is developing.


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