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Nevada Attorney General: Court Immigration Move is ‘Victory’

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt is praising a Supreme Court move that blocks President Barack Obama’s anti-deportation effort.

Laxalt said the 4-4 decision Thursday was a victory for the balance of power between the president and Congress, and upholds the rule of law.

The Republican attorney general signed Nevada on to a legal challenge of Obama’s action in January 2015.

Nevada is one of 26 states challenging the unilateral immigration action Obama made after he said Congress wasn’t acting on immigration reform. The move would have prevented deportation for millions of people in the country illegally.

Democrats including Sen. Harry Reid and Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto said they’re disappointed in the Supreme Court’s tie, which upholds a lower court’s block on the program.

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