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Supreme Court hears challenge to Obama's immigration action




Obama was in Las Vegas Friday to sign an executive order on immigration. He was speaking at Del Sol High School, where roughly two years before he had laid out his principles for immigration reform.
Obama was in Las Vegas Friday to sign an executive order on immigration. He was speaking at Del Sol High School, where roughly two years before he had laid out his principles for immigration reform.
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Two years ago, President Obama tried to fix what he called a "broken" immigration system: he offered amnesty to five million undocumented immigrants in the U.S.

The deal granted temporary legal status and work permits for some, put a stop to deportation orders for others and more.

Today, that executive action faces a direct challenge in the U.S Supreme Court.

For a refresher on what's at stake, and what might happen, Take Two chats with Niels Frenzen, clinical professor of law and director of the Immigration Clinic at USC.