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The Supreme Court’s Deadlock On Immigration Leaves Millions In Limbo

An eight-member Supreme Court was unable to address an immigration case that impacts millions of families and our economy, showing just how damaging a short-handed Court can be. In United States v. Texas, the most important immigration case to reach the Supreme Court in decades, the justices split 4-4 leaving millions of immigrant families in limbo with a one-sentence non-decision.

The case was brought to the Supreme Court by a group of politically-motivated Republican governors and attorneys general from 26 states who hoped to block two parts of President Obama’s 2014 executive actions on immigration: expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). DAPA and expanded DACA were created to help parents of U.S. citizens and green card holders, as well as DREAMers who came to the U.S…

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