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Clinton Slams Immigration Ruling by Supreme Court

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By    |   Thursday, 23 Jun 2016 01:05 PM

Hillary Clinton decried the U.S. Supreme Court's action on immigration Thursday as "unacceptable" and dismissed the ruling as "purely procedural" and one that "casts no doubt" on the legality of President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration.

The nation's high court delivered its verdict on Obama's plan to let millions of undocumented immigrants remain in the country illegally in a 4-4 split decision that lets stand a lower court ruling against the proposal. Obama had planned to award undocumented immigrants who are the parents of legal citizens and green card holders "deferred action" status.

Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, blamed Republicans in Congress for inaction on Obama's high court nominee for the ruling.

"Our families and our country need and deserve a full bench, and Senate Republicans need to stop playing political games with our democracy and give Judge Merrick Garland a fair hearing and vote," she said in the statement. 

Republicans praised the decision, according to Politico. Speaker of the House of Paul Ryan released a statement saying, "This is another major victory in our fight to restore the separation of powers."

In Texas, which sued to block the president's plan, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney Gen. Ken Paxton joined Ryan in applauding the decision. Paxton released a statement calling the ruling a "victory for those who believe in the separation of powers and the rule of law."

The reactions divided along political lines as well on Twitter:



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Hillary Clinton decried the U.S. Supreme Court's action on immigration Thursday as "unacceptable," and dismissed the ruling as "purely procedural" and one that "casts no doubt" on the legality of President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration.
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