9th Circuit Hands Trump a Victory on Immigration

(ReliableNews.org) – A split three-judge panel of the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals paved the way for the Trump administration to deport more than 300,000 people from four countries.

The 2-to-1 ruling vacated a California court’s preliminary injunction barring administration efforts to end the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) of undocumented immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan.

Immigrant advocacy groups are likely to appeal to the Ninth Circuit’s full panel of judges for consideration.

Established in 1990, the TPS program provided temporary deportation relief to undocumented immigrants unable to safely return home due to natural disasters, and other “extraordinary” conditions.

The Trump administration began efforts to terminate the program starting in 2017.

Court documents claimed the ruling would impact more than 200,000 children born in the United States and the 300,000 aliens who benefited from the program.

Improved conditions in the affected countries prompted the administration’s decision to terminate the TPS program, and rightly so, since it’s temporary.

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