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Obama administration plan to let millions of immigrants stay in US rests with Supreme Court

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Arpaio’s Earlier Appealing to Supreme Court on Obama’s Immigration Amnesty Likely to Be Consolidated with Just Filed Obama Appeal
Obama administration plan to let millions of immigrants stay in US rests with Supreme Court
Associated Press
November 22, 2015
The Obama administration appealed to the Supreme Court Friday to rescue its plans to shield from deportation millions of immigrants who are in the country illegally.

Moving quickly to put the issue before the justices in time for a decision while President Barack Obama is still in office, the administration called for the court’s immediate review of its plan to protect and give work permits to as many as 5 million immigrants. The immigrants affected are mainly the parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents.

The appeal, filed exactly a year after Obama announced his executive actions on immigration, injects the Supreme Court into a dispute between 26 mainly Republican-led states and the Democratic administration, amid a presidential race in which immigration has been a flashpoint. So far, the federal courts have sided with the GOP-led states and effectively blocked the plan.

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