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USA: Obama blasts Republicans for hindering Supreme Court after bill setback02:08

USA: Obama blasts Republicans for hindering Supreme Court after bill setback

United States, Washington DC
June 23, 2016 at 18:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

US President Barack Obama commented on the US Supreme Court's decision to block his immigration bill, which would have reportedly shielded roughly 5 million migrants from being deported to their countries of origin, as well as allowed them to obtain the legal right to work in the US, during a press hearing at the White House in Washington DC, Thursday.

The US leader accused the Republican congressmen for "willfully preventing" the Supreme Court being fully staffed, and blamed them for having "refused to allow a simple 'yes' or 'no' vote on that [immigration reform] bill", leaving him "with little choice but to take steps within my existing authority to make our immigration system smarter, fairer and more just."

Furthermore, Obama stated that the Republican representatives refused to meet judge Merrick Garland, Obama's suggested nominee to the Supreme Court, leaving the possibility of a 4-4 split, effectively making the ruling void.

On Thursday, in the court process 'United States v. Texas, No. 15-674', the US Supreme Court shot down President Obama's proposed program called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), which would have seen roughly five million allegedly unlawful US residents - parents of lawful residents - shielded from deportation as well as receive a work permit.

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US President Barack Obama commented on the US Supreme Court's decision to block his immigration bill, which would have reportedly shielded roughly 5 million migrants from being deported to their countries of origin, as well as allowed them to obtain the legal right to work in the US, during a press hearing at the White House in Washington DC, Thursday.

The US leader accused the Republican congressmen for "willfully preventing" the Supreme Court being fully staffed, and blamed them for having "refused to allow a simple 'yes' or 'no' vote on that [immigration reform] bill", leaving him "with little choice but to take steps within my existing authority to make our immigration system smarter, fairer and more just."

Furthermore, Obama stated that the Republican representatives refused to meet judge Merrick Garland, Obama's suggested nominee to the Supreme Court, leaving the possibility of a 4-4 split, effectively making the ruling void.

On Thursday, in the court process 'United States v. Texas, No. 15-674', the US Supreme Court shot down President Obama's proposed program called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), which would have seen roughly five million allegedly unlawful US residents - parents of lawful residents - shielded from deportation as well as receive a work permit.

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