By John Lyon
A 4-4 deadlock Thursday by the U.S. Supreme Court blocked President Barack Obama’s immigration plan from taking effect, news that was hailed by Arkansas’ attorney general and members of its congressional delegation and was lamented by an Arkansas coalition pushing for immigration reform.
The plan would have allowed more than four million undocumented immigrants who are the parents of legal residents or citizens to apply for a program protecting them from deportation and allowing them to work legally in the U.S. The Supreme Court’s even split leaves standing a lower-court ruling that Obama exceeded his authority in seeking to implement the plan via executive order.
Read the complete article here.