June 23, 2016
The United States Supreme Court has just ruled on the matter of United States vs. Texas. Heritage Foundation's Hans von Spakovsky gives his reaction on this historic decision:
“The 4-4 vote in U.S. v. Texas means that the preliminary injunction issued by a Texas federal district court and upheld by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals remains in place.
"As result, the Obama administration is barred from implementing the president’s unilateral immigration action, the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program, which would have given a virtual amnesty to almost 5 million illegal aliens.
"It is now up to the federal district court judge to determine how the case will move forward, but in essence this likely means the DAPA program is dead for the remaining term of the Obama presidency.
"This is a huge win for Texas and the 26 states who filed the lawsuit, as well as the rule of law, and an embarrassing and substantial loss for the administration.”