Supreme Court said the ruling yesterday could in fact that could prevent immigrants — who came under dire circumstances and earned Temporary Protected Status — from obtaining green cards.
Supreme Court Ruling
The unanimous ruling was devastating news for immigrants from other countries who crossing into the U.S. under duress due to unsafe or savage conditions in their homelands. It was written by Justice Elena Kagan, an Obama appointee that is considering a stalwart of the progressive wing of the highest court. Moreover, the court ruling there should not be a path to permanency for immigrants who are entering without authorization or inspection. Then, were later granted Temporary Protected Status.
TPS and Immigrants
TPS noting on immigrants from 12 designating countries that have gone through long stretches of hardship and roughness. Nationwide about 320,000 immigrants have TPS, including 42,000 in Texas. Moreover, they have lived an average of 19 years in the U.S., according to court documents.
Crossing illegally, these foreign national may not changed their admission status to obtain green cards.
Kagan has noted, however, in Monday’s decision that it does not affect immigrants with TPS. They have, in fact, entered the U.S. legally and then, says, overstayed their visa. Moreover, they may still become permanent residents.
Supreme Court: Case at Hand
In fact, the case related to a couple from El Salvador. They have been in the U.S. since the 1990s. Therefore, it turned on whether people entered the country illegally. Thus, they were given humanitarian protections were ever “admitting” into the United States under immigration law.
Offering foreign nationals nonimmigrant status but the TPS admit them. In fact, the conferral of TPS does not make an unlawful entrant. It is in fact eligible for a green card.
Clearing a path for TBS recipients to become permanent residents is what the House of Representatives is doing. The bill faces uncertain prospects in the Senate.