The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a severe blow to President Barack Obama today.
The Supreme court judges in a 5-3 vote struck down a challenge to a key provision of the controversial Arizona immigration law -- the so-called "show me your papers" provision.
By leaving the SB 1070 provision intact Arizona police can stop immigrants and ask to see their documentation. Immigrants who can't provide documentation risk deportation back to their countries. The provision also affects the ability of immigrants to seek work in Arizona.
The justices also delayed their much-anticipated ruling on Obama's universal health care mandate until Thursday. The controversial mandate will force Americans to buy expensive health insurance whether they need it or not.
President Obama courted the Hispanic vote with his controversial change in the immigration policy granting immediate amnesty to over 800,000 children of illegal immigrants.
The new immigration policy applies to illegal immigrants who are under the age of 30, who have lived in the U.S. for 5 years, are in school or graduated, are military veterans, and have never been convicted of a felony.
Obama had hoped the Hispanic votes would give him the key electoral votes he needs to easily defeat Mitt Romney in the November presidential elections.
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