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.
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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