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Daily Democrat: Supreme Court leaves undocumented immigrants out in the cold

Jun 24 2016

Hundreds of thousands of people living illegally across California are now facing a sobering new reality: The U.S. Supreme Court isn’t coming to their rescue and their fate may be tied more precariously than ever to the outcome of this year’s presidential election.

News that the high court deadlocked, blocking President Barack Obama’s immigration plan from moving forward, quickly spread anxiety across a state with one of the nation’s largest concentrations of unauthorized immigrants.

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Asian Journal: Supreme Court tied on immigration ruling

Jun 23 2016

Deadlocked decision leaves fate of undocumented immigrants hanging

The Supreme Court arrived at a deadlocked decision on President Barack Obama’s contested immigration policies on Thursday, June 23, leaving the fate of as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. uncertain.

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Manila Bulletin: Asian, many out of shame, not seeking U.S. deportation protection

Jun 21 2016

By Alex Dobuzinskis, Reuters

South Korean-born Hyun Kim feels American to his bones, but the undocumented immigrant has failed to seek protection from deportation under a program launched by President Barack Obama to shield young people brought to the United States as children. The 20-year-old Kim, who dreams of attending a U.S. college and works as a barista in the Virginia town where he grew up, is like many of the more than 100,000 Asian immigrants who are eligible for Obama’s program but have not applied.

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