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June 23, 2016 – Supreme Court Deadlocked in 4-4 Vote on Challenge to Obama’s Immigration Executive Actions

“The 4-4 tie leaves in place a lower court ruling that put the Obama administration’s DAPA program on hold.

If you remember, back in 2014, President Obama announced that he was expanding his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which shielded young people, commonly referred to as ‘dreamers,’ who were brought into the country illegally by their parents.

That program shielded some 1.1 million immigrants from deportation, while the expansion of that program and the creation of another — called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) — would have shielded some 4 million others.”