Supreme Court Rules Immigrants with Temporary Protected Status Are Ineligible for Green Cards

HeadlineJun 08, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday unanimously ruled that undocumented immigrants who were granted temporary protected status are not eligible to seek permanent residency in the country. As many as 400,000 people from 12 countries, including El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti and Nicaragua, are protected by TPS. Immigrant advocates say many of them were previously undocumented. In response to Monday’s ruling, the National TPS Alliance vowed to keep fighting and said, “This news only emphasizes the fact that Congress must act now to guarantee permanent protections and for President Biden to expand the TPS status to everyone who deserves it.”

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