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The Supreme Court's immigration decision is a tragedy that may be short-lived

The Supreme Court's immigration decision is a tragedy that may be short-lived

Millions of immigrant parents and their families lost in the misbegotten decision in U.S. vs. Texas. In a 4-4 tie, the Supreme Court returned the issue of their deportation status to the Brownsville, Texas, federal judge who had halted President Obama's latest "deferred action" orders in the first place.

The decision is a sad turn of events. It freezes Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, known as DAPA, and restores renewals of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, to just two years, instead of the proposed three years. These deferred action plans in various ways allow the “DACAmented” to stay in the U.S....

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