Supreme Court delivers likely fatal blow to Obama's immigration action

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The Supreme Court tied 4-4 on Thursday over President Obama's executive action to suspend immigrant deportations. Since a lower court had ruled against the program, the tie essentially blocks it. The news comes as a blow to millions of immigrants who would have been granted work permits despite not having legal status in the United States.

"The ruling does raise questions about the validity of 'deferred action' status and work permits issued to more than 700,000 immigrants in the past four years under Obama’s program for 'Dreamers,' also known as 'Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,'" Politico adds.

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