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What comes next after deadlocked immigration ruling

by Leslie Berestein Rojas | AirTalk®

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US President Barack Obama talks about today's Supreme Court ruling, at the White House June 23, 2016 in Washington, DC. The high court today announced that it was evenly divided in a case concerning President Barack Obama's controversial executive actions on immigration. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The Obama administration's plan to temporarily grant legal status to immigrants living in the country illegally who are parents of U.S. citizens will remain on hold after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 4-4 ruling on the policy Thursday. 

The plan also would have expanded a program covering people who arrived as minors, eliminating the existing age-30 cutoff for eligibility and allowing older immigrants to work and live in the U.S. legally for three years. That will also not move forward for now.

More than 4 million immigrants nationwide could have qualified for the temporary relief from deportation.

Read the full story here.


David Savage, Supreme Court correspondent for the Los Angeles Times

Anoop Prasad, Staff Attorney for Immigrant Rights at the Asian Law Caucus in San Francisco

Mark Krikorian, executive director at the Center for Immigration Studies; he tweets @MarkSKrikorian

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