The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Trump Administration’s decision to end temporary protected status for hundreds of thousands of migrants is lawful.
The 9th Circuit sided with Trump over his administration’s decision to end humanitarian protections for hundreds of thousands of immigrants with Temporary Protected Status. More here: https://t.co/flpD1qNyVz
— Ted Hesson (@tedhesson) September 14, 2020
A lower court blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to end the protections but a three-judge panel from the 9th Circuit ruled 2-1 reversing that decision and allowing the Trump administration to end the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for people from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan.
This case also has farther-reaching effects as it will likely pertain to a lawsuit filed by immigrants from Honduras and Nepal which was put on hold until a determination was made in this case.
Thousands of immigrants who were protected by this special status have been in the United States for decades. It is unclear how the Trump administration will handle cases such as these.
This case is likely to be appealed to the Supreme Court which will prolong the outcome. But currently, the immigrants are protected until January 4th, 2021 after which they will have to find an alternative method to stay in the U.S. legally.
President Trump has made immigration a focus of his administration and that focus will likely become a major issue against Joe Biden as November approached.