The Supreme Court has been busy this week, ruling on everything from gun control to immigration reform.

In a 4-4 ruling, the Court was deadlocked in the case United States v. Texas, which was an injunction against President Obama’s order of executive action in 2014 that would’ve protected millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.

26 states collaborated on the injunction, which was spearheaded by political leaders in Texas, who felt that Obama was overstepping his bounds and was violating the constitution.


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The tie in the voting leaves millions of undocumented immigrants still at risk for deportation.

Obama expressed his disappointment in the court to reach a decision, saying:

“For more than two decades now our immigration system, everybody acknowledges, has been broken. And the fact that the Supreme Court wasn’t able to issue a decision today doesn’t just set the system back even further, it takes us further from the country that we aspire to be.”

Another political leader who expressed their concern was presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, who took to Twitter to share her thoughts on what she called a “heartbreaking” ruling:

This decision has also reignited the conversation surrounding the need to fill the seat of Justice Scalia, who passed away back in February.
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About The Author Samantha Callender

Samantha Callender is a multimedia journalist whose work ranges from entertainment journalism to pieces highlighting social issues in multicultural communities. Samantha strives to find intersects between entertainment and social matters, believing that pop culture has the power to not only entertain the masses, but to educate them as well. Her goal when storytelling is to write pieces that serve as a catalyst to prompt dialogue and activism. Her work can be seen on VIBE, The Source, Jet Magazine, The Root, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

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