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“Temporary Protected Status” Court Ruling Upheld

A federal appeals court ruled on September 14th, that the Trump administration acted within its authority in terminating legal protections that have allowed hundreds of thousands of immigrants to live and work legally in the United States.

The district court issued two permanent injunctions enjoining the issuance of certain immigration detainers in light of Fourth Amendment challenges. The decision affects beneficiaries of a program offering temporary protected status, which has permitted them to remain in the United States due to emergency conditions in their native country.

Ten countries are currently part of the temporary protected status program, but only four were officially included in Monday’s decision — El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan.

The decision does not immediately end the protections, but the current administration has agreed to maintain them until at least March 5, 2021.

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