Supreme Court to Rule on Obama’s Immigration Actions

The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that it will consider whether President Obama exceeded his powers in trying to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, The Washington Post reported.

In 2014, President Obama issued an executive order that would, among other things, expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides temporary relief from deportation to young undocumented immigrants who meet certain qualifications as well as some undocumented parents. A federal appeals court in October ruled against President Obama's sweeping executive actions on immigration, upholding a lower court's injunction that blocks the administration from implementing DACA. The Obama administration filed an appeal to the Supreme Court soon after.

The court is expected to hear arguments on the issue in April and to hand down a ruling by the end of June.


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