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November 11, 2015 7:14 am

Obama Seeks Supreme Court Ruling on Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants

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The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Photo: Wiki Commons.

The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Photo: Wiki Commons.

New York Times – President Obama will ask the Supreme Court to clear the way for his long-delayed immigration overhaul, administration lawyers said Tuesday, setting up another high-stakes legal contest in the nation’s highest court over the fate of one of the president’s signature achievements.

The Department of Justice said in a statement that it will appeal a federal appeals court ruling that blocked Mr. Obama’s plan to provide work permits to as many as five million undocumented immigrants while shielding most of them from deportation.

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