- Hundreds of thousands of immigrants who have been legally living and working in the United States on a temporary basis — some for decades — could find themselves in deportation proceedings as early as March, if a decision Monday by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in California stands.
The court ruled 2-1 in favor of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and overturned a lower district court’s temporary injunction barring President Donald Trump from terminating Temporary Protected Status, or TPS. It effectively brings the president a step closer to ending the immigration benefit and forcing an estimated 400,000 TPS beneficiaries to return to their respective countries.
TPS holders, immigration attorneys, advocates and Democrats quickly condemned the ruling, which immediately raised concerns about several other TPS-related lawsuits making their way through U.S. federal courts. Miami Herald.