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    Supreme Court blocked President Obama's Executive Order Amnesty

    Deadlocked Supreme Court blocks Obama on immigration



    Richard Wolf, USA TODAY 10:41 a.m. EDT June 23, 2016

    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court blocked President Obama's effort to protect more than 4 million undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation Thursday, deadlocking 4-4 over a plan that had divided the nation as well as the justices.

    The tie vote leaves intact lower federal court rulings that stopped the program in its tracks more than a year ago, after Texas and 25 other states claimed Obama lacked the authority to go around Congress.

    It was a sudden, crushing defeat for millions of parents who came to the country illegally and have lived in the shadows, often for decades. The administration had hoped that at least one of the more conservative justices -- possibly Chief Justice John Roberts -- would rule that the plan posed no financial threat to the states and therefore could not be challenged in court.

    Like several other tie rulings since Justice Antonin Scalia's death in February left the court with only eight justices, the one-sentence opinion simply announced that the court was "equally divided" and unable to muster a majority for either side.

    That's all opponents needed to block the "deferred action" program, which would have offered qualifying parents of children who were born in the United States or are legal residents the right to remain in the country for three years and apply for work authorization. The president, with two lower court strikes against him, needed an elusive fifth vote.

    The immigration battle was waged on two fronts before the court: The administration fought with the states as well as with the House of Representatives, which previously blocked the president's effort to confer legal status to some of the nation's more than 11 million illegal immigrants. It melded with a presidential campaign in which Donald Trump has promised to crack down and deport the same people that Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders want to help.

    Obama announced the "Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents," or DAPA program, in November 2014. It would extend protections to more than 4 million parents who meet the criteria, just as a 2012 program did for immigrants brought to the United States as children. More than 700,000 have qualified for that earlier program.

    Once qualified, parents also could apply for work authorization, pay taxes and receive some government benefits, such as Social Security. Those with criminal backgrounds or who have arrived since 2010 would not qualify.

    Texas challenged Obama's authority to implement the policy by executive action, rather than going through Congress. Federal district court Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas, upheld the challenge in February 2015 and blocked the program from being implemented nationwide. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit upheld that ruling last November in a 2-1 decision.



    The Supreme Court agreed in January to hear the case, expanding its scope to include whether Obama's action violated the Constitution's "Take Care Clause" by failing to faithfully execute the nation's immigration laws.

    In written briefs and oral arguments, the Justice Department contended that the policy only would make official what was happening anyway — undocumented immigrants who do not have criminal records and are not priorities for deportation are generally left alone. The government only has enough funds to deport about 400,000 a year, they said.

    Lawyers for Texas and the House of Representatives countered that while the president can decide not to deport individual immigrants, only Congress can defer action on a class-wide basis.

    The state's injury claim focused on what it said would have been the need to spend money issuing driver's licenses to hundreds of thousands of immigrants. Federal officials said that was Texas' choice, and not a ground for a lawsuit.

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    Cut off ALL foreign aid to Mexico and Central America and send them back on trains!
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    Supreme Court blocks Obama immigration plan; Also rules on DUI case, admissions policy

    Posted 10:21 AM, June 23, 2016, by Associated Press, Updated at 10:51am, June 23, 2016



    WASHINGTON — A tie vote by the Supreme Court is blocking President Barack Obama’s immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation.

    The justices’ one-sentence opinion on Thursday effectively kills the plan for the duration of Obama’s presidency.

    A tie vote sets no national precedent but leaves in place the ruling by the lower court. In this case, the federal appeals court in New Orleans said the Obama administration lacked the authority to shield up to 4 million immigrants from deportation and make them eligible for work permits without approval from Congress.

    Texas led 26 Republican-dominated states in challenging the program Obama announced in November 2014. Congressional Republicans also backed the states’ lawsuit.

    The Court issued also issued rulings on cases involving affirmative action and drunk driving arrests.

    The justices upheld the University of Texas admissions program that takes account of race by a 4-3 vote.

    The university considers race among many factors in admitting the last quarter of incoming freshmen classes. Texas fills most of the freshman class by guaranteeing admission to students who graduate in the top 10 percent of their Texas high school class.

    The Supreme Court has placed new limits on state laws that make it a crime for motorists suspected of drunken driving to refuse alcohol tests.

    Justices ruled Thursday that police need a search warrant before requiring drivers to take blood alcohol tests. But the court declined to require a warrant for breath tests, which it considers less intrusive.

    The ruling came in three cases where drivers challenged so-called implied consent laws in Minnesota and North Dakota as violating the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable search and seizure. State supreme courts in each state had upheld the laws.

    Drivers in all 50 states can have their licenses revoked for refusing drunken driving tests. The court’s ruling affects laws in eleven states, Alaska, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia that impose additional criminal penalties for such refusals.

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    A tie vote sets no national precedent but leaves in place the ruling by the lower court. In this case, the federal appeals court in New Orleans said the Obama administration lacked the authority to shield up to 4 million immigrants from deportation and make them eligible for work permits without approval from Congress.

    Texas led 26 Republican-dominated states in challenging the program Obama announced in November 2014. Congressional Republicans also backed the states’ lawsuit.
    Thank you, US Supreme Court. Thank you very very much.

    Obama Amnesty is DEAD, so DHS start doing your frigging jobs. Congress pass a 10 to 20 Year Moratorium on All Immigration until we can sort this all out, get Americans back to work, and get illegal aliens the hell out of here.
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    NO AMNESTY

    Don't reward the criminal actions of millions of illegal aliens by giving them citizenship.


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    While I'm extremely overjoyed that Obama did not get his amnesty, I find the U.S. Supreme Court voting on the issue extremely concerning. Every single liberal justice voted in favor of the amnesty. The courts decisions are supposed to be based on the U.S. Constitution, not politics. Folks we were only saved because there are currently four conservative justices on the court. Had there only been three, we would have lost! It has become blatantly obvious that the courts in this country, including the U.S. Supreme Court, are incapable of making a ruling that is not politically biased. I don't know about the rest of you, but I find that very disturbing.
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    And now the bad news.


    Because it didn't set a precedent


    the illegal alien supporters can try to get the Supreme Court to rehear the entire case in the future.


    A tie vote sets no national precedent but leaves in place the ruling by the lower court. In this case, the federal appeals court in New Orleans said the Obama administration lacked the authority to shield up to 4 million immigrants from deportation and make them eligible for work permits without approval from Congress.


    Antonin Scalia's death could lead to more 4-4 ties. Here's what ... - Vox

    www.vox.com/2016/2/13/10987116/scalia-supreme-court-tie

    Feb 13, 2016 - The sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia means the ... In the case of a tie, the lower court's decision is upheld and no precedent is set. ... The Court would have the option to rehear the cases in the following term ...

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    To the Supreme Court
    from all of the usa want to thank you for what you did for us your court stood by the USA we all have been fighting for a long time for help . & this time you listen to us .& we all hope you stay with us until obama is out of the wh & trump get in (we will be save) ,you see we don't have job's & our vets are on the street obama hand job;s to the illegal immigrants . you name it he gave every thing to them & usa don't have not one thing
    yes he piss of but im happy Thank you it was 4-4 just ship them all back home & come
    in the right way we want trump for our leader . he know what best but congress
    don't see that way why congress better wake the hell up
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    We do not have a "broken" immigration system.

    It should be extremely difficult to come here. We already let in 1 million a year. Plus the thousands of Visa's that people do not leave!

    We have a Dictator whose has refused to obey and enforce our Laws...who has "BROKEN" our Laws.

    We have sanctuary cities who have "BROKEN" our Laws...aiding and abetting illegals.

    These people have knowingly "BROKEN" our Laws, they and their children should not BENEFIT from their Criminal Trespassing.

    Take your entire family and go back! Sell out, pack up and get in line like everyone else who comes here LEGALLY!

    Just because we share a border...it does not give you a FREE pass over others.
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    Correctomundo, Beezer! Our system is not broken, it is violated by illegal aliens, their aiders and abetters, and all the liars, cheaters, thieves and traitors selling US out faster than we can count the ways.

    GRRRRR!!!!!!
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