(POLITICO) The Supreme Court’s deliberations over President Barack Obama’s immigration order are putting that potential deportation relief on a collision course with Donald Trump’s deportation force.
It’s still an open question whether the shorthanded court will ultimately determine that Obama has the authority to defer deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants. And until it gives its answer next month, his administration isn’t allowed to prepare for the possibility by hiring staff or creating forms.
White House officials have told immigrant advocacy groups it’ll take about two months to get everything up and running — which would put the first applications for the estimated 4.4 million eligible individuals at about September, at the earliest.
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