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.
DAPA would apply to several million people in the country now with relatives who are legal. An appeals court had shelved the program.— NPR (@NPR) June 23, 2016
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.