Hopes dashed for millions of undocumented immigrants after court decision

Every night after arriving home from her house-cleaning job, Yolanda Perez-Reyes checked for news about a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could offer a way for her and millions of other undocumented immigrants to avoid deportation.

On Thursday, the nation's highest court declined to authorize the deportation-relief programs that had been proposed by President Barack Obama as a way around a years-long stalemate over immigration reform in Congress.

"I don't know what I'm going to do," Perez-Reyes, who arrived from El Salvador 11 years ago and has two U.S.-born children, said in Spanish. "We came here out of necessity to give our families better lives. Will I...