Supreme Court rules against immigrants with temporary status

By AdvocateNews on 08/06/2021

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 2,688


WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that thousands of people living in the U.S. for humanitarian reasons are ineligible to apply to become permanent residents.

Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the court that federal immigration law prohibits people who entered the country illegally and now have Temporary Protected Status from seeking “green cards” to remain in the country permanently.

The designation applies to people who come from countries ravaged by war or disaster. It protects them from deportation and allows them to work legally.

There are 400,000 people from 12 countries with TPS status.

The outcome in a case involving a couple from El Salvador who have been in the U.S. since the early 1990s turned on whether people who entered the country illegally and were given humanitarian protections were ever “admitted” into the United States under immigration law.
Kagan wrote that they were not.

“The TPS program gives foreign nationals nonimmigrant status, but it does not admit them. So the conferral of TPS does not make an unlawful entrant...eligible” for a green card, she wrote.

The House of Representatives already has passed legislation that would make it possible for TPS recipients to become permanent residents, Kagan noted. The bill faces uncertain prospects in the Senate.

The case pitted the Biden administration against immigrant groups that argued many people who came to the U.S. for humanitarian reasons have lived in the country for many years, given birth to American citizens and put down roots in the U.S.

In 2001, the U.S. gave Salvadoran migrants legal protection to remain in the U.S. after a series of earthquakes in their home country.
People from 11 other countries are similarly protected.

They are: Haiti, Honduras, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen.

Monday’s decision does not affect immigrants with TPS who initially entered the U.S. legally and then, say, overstayed their visa, Kagan noted. Because those people were legally admitted to the country and later were given humanitarian protections, they can seek to become permanent residents.

Posted 08/06/2021 06:37:52 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Suicidal artisan climbs Lagos telecoms mast, calls residents...

X-RAYING OHANAEZE NDIGBO @ 45

Court to DSS DG: Release Sowore or be...

Innocent Idibia (2Baba) to vie for Political Office...

Anambra 2021: 11 Governorship aspirants dump APC enmasse,...

Buhari’s desperation to win caused election postponement, says...

Police arrest Onitsha ‘beggars’ who make N25,000 daily...

Ugwuanyi assures woman whose son was killed by...

PDP alleges fraud as INEC declares Kano, Benue,...

Edwin Clark writes Buhari: You’ve been unfair to...

UK groups plan protest over Orji, son’s corruption...

Atiku faults review of 2020 Budget

 

Latest News Umahi confirms killing of five abducted construction workers in Ebonyi COVID-19 Omicron: UK govt puts Nigeria on red list, bans foreign travellers Air Peace begins flight operations into Anambra Airport December 7 BEWARE! NCC warns telecom consumers against falling prey to cyber-criminals 2023 presidency: Igbos will kneel, prostrate, beg – Ezeife How Nigerian government terrorizes citizens of Sabbath Faith, others Enugu Court jails seven Yahoo boys over cybercrime EFCC arrests three suspects with 1,144 ATM cards at Kano airport Designate Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, MACBAN, FUNAM terrorist organizations — Ortom tells FG 17 year-old girl stabs woman to death in Kano Sylvester Oromoni: Shutting down Dowen college not enough – Kanayo O. Kanayo tells Sanwo-Olu Explosions rock Borno as suspected Boko Haram fighters launch early morning attack

 

Most Read Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (226,452 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (226,451 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (226,451 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (226,449 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (226,449 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (226,448 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (226,446 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (226,446 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (219,928 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (219,652 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (170,805 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (169,087 views)

 

 

SECTIONS FAITH (158) EDITORIAL (18) NEWS (7,395) POLITICS (495) SOCIETY (132) SPORTS (58) BUSINESS (370) HEALTH (59) EDUCATION (50) ENTERTAINMENT (55) INTERNATIONAL (183) TECHNOLOGY (6) COLUMNISTS (57) LETTERS (4) OPINION (41)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.