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Supporters of fair immigration reform gather in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, April 18, 2016. The Supreme Court is taking up an important dispute over immigration that could affect millions of people who are living in the country illegally. The Obama administration is asking the justices in arguments today to allow it to put in place two programs that could shield roughly 4 million people from deportation and make them eligible to work in the United States.

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DACA, DAPA, Beyond The Acronyms

A tie vote by the Supreme Court is blocking President Barack Obama's immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation.

As NPR's Nina Totenberg explains the justices were to determine "whether the president has the power to temporarily shield the undocumented parents of American citizen children, and give them temporary work permits so that they can support their families for the time being." 

The justices' one-sentence opinion on Thursday effectively kills the plan for the duration of Obama's presidency. Decipher the legalese and the ins and outs of the issue with these stories from NPR and WBEZ News. 

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