Supreme Court Deadlocked Over Texas Case Against DAPA and Extended DACA

The U.S. Supreme Court could not make a final decision on the United States v. Texas case announcing a 4-4 draw on their opinion Thursday morning.

The case which originated in Brownsville challenged President Barack Obama’s executive actions that could potentially grant temporary legal status for up to four million people in the country illegally.

Texas along with 26 other states were challenging the Deferred Action for Parents or Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

In February 2015 U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen issued a preliminary injunction, arguing Obama overstepped his authority by allowing immigrants living in the country illegally to remain in the country and apply for work permits, driver’s licenses and Social Security numbers.

The court’s order says the judgment is affirmed by an equally divided court and the lower court’s injunction will remain in place.

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