Trump welcomes Supreme Court ruling

Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons' Rocket attack hits Baghdad's Green Zone amid escalating tensions: reports Buttigieg on Trump tweets: 'I don't care' MORE on Thursday welcomed a deadlocked Supreme Court decision effectively killing some of President Obama's executive actions on immigration.

Trump wrote in a tweet that the country was "safe ... for now" after the ruling, before issuing a warning about what his Democratic rival, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDe Blasio pitches himself as tough New Yorker who can take on 'Don the con' From dive bars to steakhouses: How Iowa caucus staffers blow off steam Warren policy ideas show signs of paying off MORE, could do should she become president.
Trump added in a statement that Clinton's proposals on immigration would make the country "less safe." He said the high court "blocked one of the most unconstitutional actions ever undertaken by a president."

Clinton earlier Thursday bashed the Supreme Court's 4-4 stalemate that effectively blocks Obama's attempt to shield undocumented immigrants with children who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents from being deported while expanding another program dealing with young people in the country illegally.
 
Clinton vowed to defend Obama's immigration programs should she win the White House, while both she and Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, pointed to the stakes in November surrounding the immigration ruling, highlighting their differences on the issue.
 
"The election, and the Supreme Court appointments that come with it will decide whether or not we have a border and, hence, a country," Trump said in a statement.
 
Clinton, meanwhile, said Obama "acted well within his constitutional and legal authority in issuing the ... executive actions. These are our friends and family members; neighbors and classmates; DREAMers and parents of Americans and lawful permanent residents."
 
Clinton and Trump have sparred over how the U.S. should deal with people in the country illegally. She has repeatedly attacked his proposal to deport 11 million immigrants en masse, and she reiterated that criticism Thursday, saying those affected by Obama's actions should be protected "from the specter of deportation."