Sina-cism: The real line on immigration, and how Obama crossed it

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On June 23, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a one-line ruling that blocks President Obama’s effort to extend key benefits of citizenship to an estimated 5 million illegal aliens [undocumented immigrants].

Chris Sinacola

Chris Sinacola

In United States v. Texas, an appeal of a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the high court stated: “The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court.”

So few words, yet they unleashed a torrent of vitriol upon the Court’s conservative members, the Republican-controlled House, and Americans who still believe in the rule of law.

The New York Times editorial board called it a “maddening 4-to-4 non-decision,” said that up to 5 million people “who might have been spared deportation remain stranded, vulnerable to arrest and unable to work legally,” and suggested that the case would never have reached the Supreme Court had it not been for “Republican spite.”

The Supreme Court laid out a very brief, but potentially far-reaching decision last week.

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The Supreme Court laid out a very brief, but potentially far-reaching decision last week.

Locally, there was disappointment too, chiefly among those here illegally, liberal college professors, and Democratic members of Congress.


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