Donald Trump intends to eliminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
Just months before the presidential election, an appeals court removes the brake on Donald Trump’s administration to eliminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and deport numerous legal immigrants in the country.
Hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the United States are at risk of deportation, after a ruling that would end TPS
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California overturned a temporary ban issued by a lower court, which prevents Donald Trump from terminating the TPS program.
If this decision, in which two of three judges voted in favor, is upheld, hundreds of thousands of immigrants who have been living and working legally in the United States for years (and even decades) protected by the measure could be deported in March 2021 to their countries of origin.
The number of people affected is estimated to be around 400,000 people, from countries such as Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan and El Salvador, Honduras and Nepal.
It should be noted that this decision is made just 50 days before the U.S. presidential election, one more step of the many that Donald Trump has taken to curb immigration, one of the key issues in this campaign.
In the past, President Trump, for example, has declared himself an advocate of citizens who “flee from communism and socialism”, as is the case with Venezuelans, but this measure makes it clear that there would be no intention of guaranteeing them access to TPS in a future government, a promise that Joe Biden explicitly made as part of his campaign.