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Supreme Court to take up Obama immigration actions

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will decide the fate of President Barack Obama’s immigration actions this term.

The actions are aimed at allowing millions of undocumented immigrants to apply for programs that could make them eligible for work authorization and associated benefits.

The President unveiled the programs over a year ago, but federal courts blocked implementation in response to a challenge brought by Texas and 25 other states.

Since then, the nearly 4.3 million immigrants who would have been eligible have been caught in legal limbo.