The Supreme Court is split 4-4 on President Barack Obama’s illegal executive actions on amnesty, which puts an end to the program officially!
This is a massive defeat for the Obama White House, as they cannot grant amnesty to 11 million aliens. Now the issue will be returned to lower courts, where Obama has already lost:
The U.S. Supreme Court split 4-4 Thursday over a challenge to President Obama’s immigration policy, a result that prevents the administration from putting the program into effect during the rest of his term.
Announced in late 2014, it would shield more than four million people from deportation. But lower courts blocked its implementation after Texas and 25 other states sued, claiming the president had no power to order the changes.[…]
Under the proposal, adults here illegally could remain if they meet certain residency requirements and have children who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents. It would also expand another program, now in effect, that allows young people to stay in the country if they were brought here under age 16.
With 11 million undocumented migrants living in the U.S., the administration argued that it’s impossible to deport everyone here illegally. The policy was based on setting priorities — concentrating on criminals and terrorists and deferring removal for others who have established ties to the U.S.
Via NBC News
Clearly, the Supreme Court is not willing to stand for a President acting like a tyrant. Issues of immigration are to be decided by Congress, not unilateral actions from the President.
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