- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - More than 100 people are protesting a Supreme Court decision that blocks a plan to shield millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally from deportation.

Immigrants and their supporters gathered Friday in downtown Manhattan to protest the court’s 4-4 deadlock upholding a lower court’s ruling.

The vote prevents President Barack Obama’s programs to stop immigrants living in the U.S. illegally from deportation.

Mexican immigrant Petra Luna says she would have benefited from one of the programs since her son was born in the U.S.

She says had the court ruled otherwise she would not have to live in fear.

Other protesters held signs that read “Undocumented, Unafraid.” They chanted in Spanish, “What do we want? Justice.”

The rally was organized by labor unions, civil liberties groups and immigrant advocates.

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