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January 20, 2016 1:47 am

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Obama’s Immigration Actions

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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.

Reuters – The US Supreme Court on Tuesday paved the way for a major ruling on the limits of presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of President Barack Obama’s unilateral action to shield more than 4 million illegal immigrants from deportation.

The court agreed to hear Obama’s bid to resurrect his plan, undertaken in 2014 through executive action bypassing the Republican-led Congress, that was blocked last year by lower courts after Texas and 25 other Republican-governed states sued to stop it. A ruling is due by the end of June.

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