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The Supreme Court Decision blocks DAPA and DACA expansion

On June 27, 2016 the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed a lower court’s ruling which blocks the expansion of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and the initiative of DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans. DAPA was particularly controversial because it allowed for undocumented immigrant parents of U.S. Citizens and lawful permanent residents to remain the the country for up to three years and apply for work authorization permits. This is the first major case the Supremen Court has been unable to decide because of a tie, 4-4.