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US immigration reform debate

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on US Supreme Court ruling on President Obama's immigration action: 'Today's decision keeps in place what we have maintained from the very start: one person, even a president, cannot unilaterally change the law. This is a major setback to President Obama's attempts to expand executive power, and a victory for those who believe in the separation of powers and the rule of law'

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US immigration reform debate

Photo: US Supreme Court immigration 4-4 ruling reads: 'The judgement is affirmed by an equally divided Court' - @SCOTUSblog

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US immigration reform debate

Editor's note: A tie vote by the U.S. Supreme Court blocks President Obama's immigration plan that sought to shield some 4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. This is a victory for Texas, where a federal judge put a stop to Obama's plan, and for the 25 states who joined the suit. Two of three remaining high-profile cases were decided today, and Chief Justice John Roberts said the last cases will be decided Monday. - Rebecca

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US immigration reform debate

US Supreme Court rules 4-4 on President Obama's immigration actions, leaves in place lower court ban

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Texas abortion law

Upcoming: At 10 a.m. ET, the eight-member U.S. Supreme Court will meet to issue opinions on up to eight remaining cases for the term. Three cases are considered to be major decisions: a lawsuit filed by Texas student who alleges race-based discrimination after being rejected from the University of Texas, a constitutionality test for two major anti-abortion rights provisions in Texas, and the 26-state challenge to President Obama's executive orders on immigration. We'll be covering the proceedings and will have live video of reaction outside the court.

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US immigration reform debate

Photo: Pro-immigration protestors stand outside Supreme Court, awaiting a possible ruling on challenge to US President Obama's immigration actions - @shermancourt

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US immigration reform debate

Photo: Crowds protest outside of US Supreme Court as justices hear challenge to immigration actions - @ToddRuger

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US immigration reform debate

US Supreme Court justices appear closely divided over President Obama's immigration action, raising possibility of 4-4 split - Reuters

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US immigration reform debate

Photo: Crowd outside US Supreme Court as immigration executive actions are debated inside - @nielslesniewski

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US immigration reform debate

Midway through arguments, conservative US Supreme Court justices, including Anthony Kennedy and John Roberts, voice skepticism toward President Obama's executive action on immigration - Reuters

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US immigration reform debate

Editor's note: President Obama's plan to allow some 4 million undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S. via executive action goes before the eight-member Supreme Court today, starting at 10 a.m. ET. A split decision will be a victory for Texas, where a federal judge put a stop to the plan, and the 25 other states that joined in opposing the executive action. However, states and cities may continue to push for the changes, setting off what immigration lawyer David Leopold called “a judicial mess.” A ruling is expected by June, which would give the president just seven months to execute the initiatives before leaving office. We'll bring you updates here. - Rebecca

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US immigration reform debate

Photo: Crowd starting to gather outside US Supreme Court ahead of immigration oral argument - @lawrencehurley

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2016 US elections

During Democratic debate both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton criticize current US deportation efforts; Sanders adding: 'We need to pass comprehensive immigration reform and give immigrants a path toward citizenship;' Clinton adding: 'Hopefully after the 2016 elections Republicans will come to their senses that they can't deport 11 or 12 million people'

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Unaccompanied minors at US southern border

Obama officials revise immigrant detention policy; will minimize practice of holding women, children who cross border - @politico

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US immigration reform debate

GOP-controlled Senate panel blocks President Obama's request for $50 million to pay for lawyers for immigrant children fleeing violence in Central America - @AP

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White House immigration reform proposals

Federal judge in Texas refuses to lift temporary hold on President Obama's immigration executive actions - @AP

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House Speaker John Boehner dismisses apparent GOP infighting over Homeland Security funding as an 'argument over tactics' - @CBSNews

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President Obama says he disagrees with judge's ruling to halt immigration actions; says issue will be resolved in administration's favor as 'law is on our side' - @Reuters

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White House immigration reform proposals

US Senate fails again to advance Homeland Security funding bill that seeks to block President Obama's immigration actions - @Reuters

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White House immigration reform proposals

3 GOP senators responsible for comprehensive immigration legislation that's stalled in Congress urge President Obama not act unilaterally - @AP_Politics

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