The Supreme Court said it would review two federal appeals court rulings opposed by the Obama Administration that allowed immigrants accused of crimes to try and stop their deportations.

Both cases hinge on a provision of immigration law that allows people who have been in the United States legally for more than five years or illegally for more than seven years to seek leniency.

The appeals court said immigrants who came as children could count their parents' years in the United States.

The Obama administration opposes that rule, saying it conflicts with its "high-priority efforts to remove criminal aliens."

Based on reporting by The Associated Press.

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