Temporary protected status – a form of humanitarian relief – applies to those in the United States who face extreme hardship to return to homes devastated by armed conflict or natural disasters, and to legally work in the United States allows for. The Trump administration criticized the TPS, arguing that repeated expansion of the situation is contrary to its purpose and has gone to end security for some countries.
2-1 ruling On Monday, a panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals found that, under the TPS statute, the Department of Homeland Security Secretary has “absolute and unattainable discretion over whether interfering events determine TPS.” To consider. ” . ”
TPS holders and their US citizen children challenged the planned move to end security, with the argument that the decision was motivated by racism. The majority of the court panel concluded that “there is still no clear support for the conclusion that this overarching goal was motivated by racial animations.”
A lower court initially blocked the administration’s plan, and the plaintiff said they would ask the entire 9th Circuit to review the decision.
“This government has failed me and the other 250,000 US citizen children of TPS holders. If this decision stands, it means Trump’s termination of TPS will go ahead and TPS holders only have legal form by January 2021. Will have to live and work in this country. ” Christa Ramos said, the main plaintiff in the case.
Last year, the Department of Homeland Security announced that the administration would extend the validity of work permits through January 4, 2021, to El Salvador with protected status.
The decision came on the heels of an agreement with El Salvador that would allow the US to send some refugees to that country for humanitarian protection. As a result, El Salvadorans with protected status have an additional year following the conclusion of TPS-related lawsuits, which may return to their homeland.