The Battle Continues for Protections for Immigrants

Should citizens of war-torn and ravaged countries be allowed to stay in the United States until their countries are safe again? TPS has ended and a SF District Judge is fighting back.

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Temporary protected status, or TPS is granted to countries devastated by natural disasters or war. It allows citizens of that country to stay in the U.S. until the situation improves in their country. The Trump administration recently decided to end temporary protected status for people from Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti and El Salvador, but a San Francisco judge is fighting back.

U.S. District Judge Edward Chen blocked the administration from ending TPS by granting a preliminary injunction against the decision.

The lawsuit claims that the administration’s decision was based on racism, citing a reference President Trump made about African nations being “shithole countries” during a White House meeting on immigration.

“This shows that Trump’s move to terminate TPS was based on his racial motivations and not in any law or consideration of safety,” Working Families United, a supporter of TPS said in a statement. “With the suit still in court, Congress must act to create a pathway to legal residency and make the protections permanent.”

The Trump administration disagrees with the ruling.

“The Court’s decision usurps the role of the executive branch in our constitutional order,” U.S. Department of Justice spokesman Devin O’Malley said in a statement. “The Court contends that the duly elected President of the United States cannot be involved in matters deciding the safety and security of our nation’s citizens or in the enforcement of our immigration laws.”

O’Malley vowed the administration will “continue to fight for the integrity of our immigration laws and our national security.”

Should citizens of war-torn and ravaged countries be allowed to stay in the United States until their countries are safe again? Read more about this story on NBC News here.


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Should citizens of war-torn and ravaged countries be allowed to stay in the United States until their countries are safe again? TPS has ended and a SF District Judge is fighting back.

Totals
25% That’s reasonable
75% Time is up
Males
21% That’s reasonable
79% Time is up
Females
34% That’s reasonable
66% Time is up

That’s reasonable

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