US Supreme Court sets up election-year clash on immigration

Published: Tuesday 19th January 2016 by The News Editor

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The Supreme Court has agreed to an election-year review of Barack Obama’s executive orders to allow up to five million immigrants to “come out of the shadows” and work legally in the US.

The justices said they will consider undoing lower court rulings that blocked the plan from taking effect in the midst of a presidential campaign where the issue has already featured prominently.

The case probably will be argued in April and decided by late June, about a month before the presidential nominating conventions of both parties.

The immigrants who would benefit from the administration’s plan are mainly the parents of US citizens and lawful permanent residents.

The border state of Texas is leading 26 states in challenging the immigration plan.

Published: Tuesday 19th January 2016 by The News Editor

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