The Supreme Court has killed President Barack Obama’s plans to grand amnesty to as many as five million illegal aliens currently in the U.S..

By dividing 4-4, the justices left in place a lower court order forbidding the president from launching a new program to grant “deferred action” status to illegal aliens who are parents of U.S. citizens or green card holders.

The Supreme Court ruling is a major blow to Obama’s effort to fundamentally transform America by legalizing law breakers.