The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld a Trump administration’s move to end temporary protected status (TPS) for nearly 400,000 immigrants currently living and working in the United States.
The court’s ruling presents challenging implications for immigrants from particular homelands who have fled to the U.S. in recent years, including Haiti, El Salvador, Sudan, and Nicaragua. U.S Circuit Judges Consuelo M. Callahan and Ryan D. Nelson ruled in favor of the federal government’s injunction to terminate TPS designations while Circut Judge Morgen Christen dissented, resulting in a 2-1 split.
A victory for Americans
“Today’s ruling by the activist Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for individuals from four nations represents a victory for the American people and an unmistakable rebuke to activist judges who seek to make immigration policy from the bench,” said Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).