July 08, 2016 Issue

In Focus

Supreme Disappointment

Washington, D.C.—President Barack Obama steps away from the podium after speaking to the press on June 23 about the deadlock in the Supreme Court over his controversial immigration plan. A 4-4 tie left in place an appeals court ruling that had blocked Obama’s executive action to prevent the deportation of millions of immigrants without documentation who are the parents of citizens or of lawful permanent residents. The divided court’s decision dealt a major blow to the president’s legacy and the hopes of many immigrants, but the decision could further mobilize Hispanic voters and help Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president. As one Latino immigration activist told The New York Times, “This election is personal.”
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