This week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 4-4 decision on a Texas case involving undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. The ruling effectively upholds a lower court ruling that bars enforcement of two Executive Orders issued by President Obama, clearing the way for those living in the U.S. illegally to be deported.
The U.S. Catholic bishops have called for comprehensive immigration reform legislation to address the issue of undocumented immigrants and their children, among others, but Congress has yet to act. This split decision makes the need for Congressional action on these issues even more pressing. For more on what the U.S. Bishop’s Conference has said on this issue, click here.