WASHINGTON, D.C. -- No matter what side of the wall you're on, there's no escaping an opinion on immigration. Activists rallied outside the Supreme Court Monday morning, backing up President Obama's executive order which would keep millions of illegal immigrants in the U.S. from being deported.
"In Texas, that'll probably effect 10's of thousands of individuals and families," local immigration attorney, Eric Cedillo, explained. "Throughout the United States, I think it's projected that they'll be about 5 million people who'd be effected."
A total of 26 states are suing, saying President Obama has overstepped his legal authority on immigration. They argued his plan will hurt the economy and encourage people to come to the US illegally.
Texas is leading the charge against the president's executive action.
"I'm encouraged today," Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton said Monday. "I feel like the justices are going to support Article 2, Section 3 of the Constitution, which requires the laws be faithfully executed by the President of the United States and that he doesn't have the authority to make law!"
The decision is in the hands of eight justices, who will rule by the end of June.
Since the court is now evenly split between liberal and conservative justices, a tie will mean the President will automatically lose and so will millions of illegal immigrants.