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Vancouver family stuck in limbo after Supreme Court blocks Obama's immigration plan

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A Vancouver family said they are stuck in limbo after the Supreme Court blocked President Obama’s executive orders on immigration Thursday.

In 2014, President Obama announced a program that would have allowed over four million undocumented immigrants to apply for temporary work authorization. The high court is deadlocked 4-4 over the plan, which means the program will not be able to move forward.

The local family wants to remain anonymous. The father of three wants to be referred to as “Jose.”

“The decision that they made now ruins everything for us,” he said.

He and his family were working on his citizenship, since his wife and children are U.S. citizens. According to Jose, he would’ve been qualified under Obama’s plan, but now doesn’t know what to do next.

Jose said everything that his family has dreamed of and what they’ve made of their family is all stuck.

“We don’t know what to do next.”

His biggest concern is being forced to be apart from his kids who are all under the age of 10. For now, his family will take it day by day, hoping for the best.

The Migration Policy Institute estimates 60,000 people in Oregon would have been eligible for Obama’s executive action plan on immigration.

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