Supreme Court moves to keep Obama’s amnesty overreach on track for 2016 ruling

The Supreme Court declined Texas’ request for a 30-day extension to file its first brief against President Obama’s stalled executive order preventing deportation of and granting work permits to 5 million illegal immigrants – a decision that likely guarantees the court will rule next year on whether the president overstepped his authority in issuing the executive order.

Bloomberg has the details:

The justices gave Texas an eight-day delay, heeding calls from the Obama administration to keep the case on track for a potential decision by the end of the court’s term in June. The administration is seeking review after a federal appeals court blocked the program.

Under the court’s normal scheduling practices, a 30-day delay would have prevented consideration of the case until the court’s next term starts in October 2016. The court gave no explanation for the decision, and there were no recorded dissents.

The administration’s program would shield as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation and let them obtain work permits and some public benefits. The plan, which was announced by Obama a year ago but hasn’t taken effect, applies to people whose children are either U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents and who meet other requirements.

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