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  • In Wake of Supreme Court Disappointment, Immigrant Rights Advocates Vow to Turn Out the Vote

    By Candice Bernd, Truthout | Report

    Protesters demonstrate over the Supreme Court's ruling on President Barack Obama's immigration policy, at Foley Square in New York, June 24, 2016. The court’s 4-4 tie left in place an appeals court ruling blocking Obama’s immigration plan, which would have shielded as many as five million undocumented immigrants from deportation and allowed them to legally work in the United States. (Sam Hodgson / The New York Times)Protesters demonstrate over the Supreme Court's ruling on President Obama's immigration policy, at Foley Square in New York, June 24, 2016. The court's 4-4 tie left in place an appeals court ruling blocking Obama’s immigration plan, which would have shielded as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation and allowed them to legally work in the United States. (Sam Hodgson / The New York Times)

    After the Supreme Court deadlocked in a 4-4 vote, a lower court's decision will remain in place, blocking President Obama's November 2014 executive actions that would have shielded more than 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. But the immigrants' rights community hopes to effectively counteract the decision -- in part, by turning out to vote this November.

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