The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court for a rehearing before nine justices in the case over President Barack Obama’s controversial executive actions on immigration, highlighting the need for a definitive decision on the matter instead of the nonprecedential 4-4 split reached by the high court in June. In a…

By Laura D. Francis July 11 — The path to an overhaul of the nation’s immigration system remains murky, with deep divisions making it difficult to find common ground. “The key to getting anything done that changes where we are now” is to find common ground and “try to work out something in the middle,”…

The Supreme Court deadlocked on Thursday over a challenge to President Barack Obama’s immigration plan that would have prevented deportation for millions of immigrants, pushing the issue to the forefront of the 2016 election. The 4-4 tie leaves in place lower appeals court rulings against enforcing the plan. The February death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia…

A few modest proposals will likely see votes as Republicans face political pressure to address the broken system. With comprehensive immigration reform essentially dead on Capitol Hill for the foreseeable future, Republicans appear poised to advance a series of incremental measures to address the hot-button issue amid political pressure to tackle the broken system. GOP…

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