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President's immigration policy blocked by tie vote

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A tie vote by the Supreme Court is blocking President Barack Obama's immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation.

The 4-4 vote lets stand a ruling by the federal appeals court in New Orleans that says the Obama administration lacks the authority to shield up to 4 million immigrants from deportation and make them eligible for work permits without approval from Congress.

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