Supreme Court Declines To Rehear Executive Amnesty Case

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The Supreme Court has declined to give the Obama Administration a second bite at the executive amnesty apple.

Monday, the high court rejected the Justice Department’s request to rehear Texas and 25 states’ pivotal challenge to President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

At issue are Obama’s executive amnesty programs — Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) — aimed at providing quasi-legal status and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants.

In June a divided 4-4 Court left in place a lower court’s order blocking the programs. The deadlock had the effect of preventing the implementation of the programs but did not set a precedent.

The matter will now be left up to a future president. Republican presidential candidate Donal Trump has railed against amnesty while Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has said she would like to expand on Obama’s actions.

Caroline May