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Can someone answer these questions… for this article 1. What is this article about? 2. What event takes place in this article? 3. Where did this event take place? This is the article: A deadlocked Supreme Court has effectively squashed any chance of significant immigration reform before President Obama leaves office in January. On June 23, a 4–4 vote by the justices left in place an injunction blocking Obama’s plan to shield from deportation millions of undocumented immigrants whose children are U.S. citizens or legal residents. The plan would also have allowed those immigrants to apply for work permits. The court’s decision returned the issue to U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, who in February blocked the program from going into effect nationwide while he considers a challenge from 26 states led by Texas, which objects to paying associated costs. The estimated 3.6 million undocumented immigrants who would have qualified under the program, known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, remain in limbo. So do their employers. Business groups submitted two amicus briefs in support of DAPA to the Supreme Court. Bob Donegan, president of the Seattle-based restaurant chain Ivar’s, joined one of the briefs. When he began using the government’s E-Verify system to check employee’s’ immigration status in 2014, Donegan learned that 109 of his 1,200 workers were undocumented. “There were people who had worked for us for 20 years,” he says. “These people are great employees. We know their kids. We know their parents. It is not fair for these people not to be included in having the right to work.” He let them go but offered to cover their lawyers’ fees if they applied for residency. Nine have since gained legal status and come back to Ivar’s. Says Donegan: “Every one of the nine has been promoted into a management job, and we have another 30 pending.” The Obama administration has until late July to petition the court for a rehearing, but it hasn’t indicated whether it will. Hanen has scheduled a status conference with lawyers for Aug. 22, after which he’s expected to set a timetable for hearing the case in his Brownsville, Texas, courtroom. That will open the next phase of wrangling over the fate of about a third of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. Congress has spent more than a decade debating immigration reform. It has repeatedly failed to pass legislation and has showed no appetite to try again before the November election. No one expects the Obama administration to succeed in persuading Hanen to let DAPA proceed. The judge, an appointee of President George W. Bush, has sparred with Justice Department lawyers, even barring some from representing the government in this case. He’s said he may order Justice Department attorneys making court appearances in any of the states that are part of the DAPA lawsuit to take mandatory ethics classes. Hanen has also indicated he may force the federal government to hand over the names, addresses, and other contact information for thousands of people who signed up for an earlier Obama program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

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