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Supreme Court takes case on Obama's immigration actions

Supreme Court takes case on Obama's immigration actions

The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear arguments on President Barack Obama's sweeping immigration program and rule on whether he has the power to offer "lawful presence" and a work permit to more than 4 million people living in the United States illegally.

The justices voted to hear an appeal from Obama's lawyers, who are challenging decisions by a federal judge in Texas and the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that blocked his executive action from taking effect.

Obama's plan to broaden the category of immigrants to be spared deportation could affect about 56,000 people in Maryland, the Migration Policy Institute estimated last year. Elizabeth Keyes, who runs...

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