On Thursday, June 23, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in U.S. v. Texas.
By a vote of 4-4, the Court was deadlocked, meaning the Fifth’s Circuit’s decision issuing a nationwide injunction on President Obama’s DAPA and expanded DACA programs remain in effect. This means 4 million people who expected to benefit from the programs remain in limbo.
Since Justice Scalia’s death, with only 8 justices on the bench, there was no “tie breaker” vote, which is why the decision is 4-4.
There will be a later appeal, so Obama immigration policy will be revived IF Hillary Clinton wins and a democratic nominee provides a 5th vote.
The decision does not affect the original 2012 DACA program that was put into place.
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