Today the United States Supreme Court reached a deadlock in United States V Texas. This is the ongoing case brought by Texas and 25 other states to challenge President Obama’s Immigration Reform plan.
The eight Supreme Court justices vote ended in a 4-4 tie. What does this mean for Immigration Reform? It means that nothing has changed. Immigration Reform is still a dream, dangling tantalizing out of reach of millions of undocumented members of the society.
When we consider the present day realities in America today, this hardly comes as a surprise. We are in the middle of a highly politicized debate on Immigration and a most unusual and historic election cycle. When we add to the mix the recent death of Justice Scalia [one of the more vocal Conservative voices on the Supreme Court] the result of the Court’s decision today was to be expected.
At this point, it is safe to say that nothing has changed, and nothing will change in the near future as far as Immigration Reform is concerned. That task will be left to the next administration. Let’s continue to watch and wait as events unfold. Watch this space.