Supreme Court tie prevents DAPA implementation and DACA expansion

The long-awaited Supreme Court decision on the future of President Barack Obama's executive actions was released this morning and what was feared happened.

Unfortunately, the eight judges did not reach an agreement, and the vote was a tie.

This means that the decision of the Federal Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, which reaffirmed the blocking of the measures, stands and for now neither DAPA - the deferred action program for parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents, nor the expansion of DACA - the deferred action for young childhood arrivals - can be implemented.

These deferred action programs would have offered millions of people relief from deportation by offering them temporary permission to live and work in the United States.