Supreme Court to review Obama orders on immigrant deportations

Immigration activists celebrate outside the White House on November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC after US President Barack Obama addressed the nation on his immigration planThe US Supreme Court said it will review whether President Barack Obama has the authority to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation. The politically charged case — which comes in an election year — stems from the administration’s appeal of lower court rulings that blocked Obama’s efforts to reform immigration policy through executive orders. Determined to circumvent Congress, after it failed to pass comprehensive immigration reform, Obama announced the measures in November 2014.

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