Supreme Court Hears Challenge To Obama's Executive Actions On Immigration05:07
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Pro-immigration activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on April 18, 2016 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the case of United States v. Texas, which is challenging President Obama's 2014 executive actions on immigration - the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Pro-immigration activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on April 18, 2016 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the case of United States v. Texas, which is challenging President Obama's 2014 executive actions on immigration - the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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The Supreme Court today hears a major challenge to President Obama's executive actions on immigration which would grant more than 4 million people temporary legal status, protection from deportation and the right to work. The case, United States v. Texas, is being brought by 26 states and could have wide implications not just for immigration policy, but for presidential power. Here & Now's Robin Young talks to Emily Bazelon, staff writer for the New York Times Magazine and a fellow at Yale Law School, about the case and the various possible outcomes.

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This segment aired on April 18, 2016.

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