We've been learning of late what happens when there's an even number of Supreme Court justices.
When there's a tie, a lower court ruling stands. And stand it did, in the case brought by Texas against President Obama's executive action to protect some undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Which means deportation is now a stronger possibility for people who hoped to be able to stay in the country.
Immigration lawyer John Almaguer is well-versed in the nuances of the laws now on the books.
He joins us with a view of the recent decision and the broader landscape of immigration reform.