Deadlocked Supreme Court rejects immigration rehearing

[private]The U.S. Supreme Court, which is deadlocked on the matter, rejected the Obama administration’s request Monday for a rehearing on an important immigration case.

The court deadlocked on a 4-4 vote in June on case that involves President Barack Obama’s executive order to shield several million immigrants from deportation who are living in the US. without legal status in the U.S.

That tie vote left in place a lower court’s injunction that blocked the executive order. The Supreme Court said it will not rehear that case.

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens was one of several state officials who successfully blocked Obama’s order.

“I am pleased that the Supreme Court has once again upheld the rule of law and has rejected President Obama’s last-ditch attempt to salvage his unprecedented and unconstitutional executive overreach on immigration,” said Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson. “The role of the executive branch is to enforce our country’s immigration laws, not change or ignore them.”

“It is disappointing that the court has declined to remedy its failure to do its job earlier this year when it deadlocked 4-4; its continued refusal to rule in this critical case leaves the nation in limbo about the legality of President Obama’s initiative, which follows similar acts of discretion by many of his predecessors, including, most notably, Ronald Reagan,” said Thomas Saenz, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

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