The Supreme Court has ruled to block non-citizens who entered the United States illegally and are under a temporary status program from applying to become a permanent resident.
CNN Supreme Court analyst did not like the decision and wrote “Today’s decision is not just a setback for those immigrants currently in Temporary Protected Status who did not enter the United States lawfully; it also reinforces the barriers that Dreamers would face until and unless Congress provides a statutory path to some kind of permanent lawful status.”
“The Executive Branch may have some authority to confer forms of temporary legal status on those who crossed the border without permission, but the Supreme Court today reinforced, however indirectly, that only Congress can provide a permanent answer,” he added.
Per the AP ” 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 Supreme Court rules that thousands of people living in the U.S. for humanitarian reasons are ineligible to apply to become permanent residents. The ruling affects 400,000 people from 12 countries who arrived in the U.S. illegally. https://t.co/N9KwHqspLz
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 7, 2021