On Monday (June 7), the United States Supreme Court rejected to allow thousands of immigrants who are living in America for humanitarian reasons to apply to become permanent inhabitants if they cross the country’s borders unlawfully, sliding with the American President’s government.
On Monday, Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the SC that federal immigration policy forbids individuals who entered America unlawfully and now have Temporary Protected Status from seeking ‘Permanent Resident Card’ or ‘Green Card’ to become a permanent resident of the country. Furthermore, there are almost 0.4 million people from twelve nations with TPS status.
The U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Permanent Residency Right for Illegal Migrants! pic.twitter.com/AehIjqz8dq
— Mike Detmer for US House MI-8 (@DetmerMike) June 7, 2021
The result in a case involving a married couple from El Salvador who has been in America since the early 1990s turned on whether persons who entered America unlawfully and were given humanitarian protections were ever admitted into America under immigration law.
People From Eleven Other Nations Are Similarly Protected
That case involves Sonia Gonzalez and Jose Sanchez, who live in New Jersey and have four children.
Kagan wrote they weren’t. She wrote that ‘the TPS program gives overseas nationals non-immigrant status, but it doesn’t admit them. So, the conferral of TPS doesn’t make an illegal entrant eligible for a Permanent Resident Card.’
Kagan noted that the lower house of the US Congress has already passed lawmaking to make it possible for TPS status holders to remain in the country permanently. The bill faces indeterminate prospects in the US Senate.
The case could affect many immigrants, many of whom have lived in America for years. Joe Biden, who has sought to undo several of his GOP predecessor Trump’s insistent immigration rules, had opposed the emigrants in this case, placing the president in disagreement with immigration advocacy groups and some of his fellow Democrats.
In 2001, America gave Salvadoran migrants lawful protection to stay in America after several earthquakes in their home nation. Moreover, people from eleven other nations include Haiti, Myanmar, Honduras, Somalia, Nepal, Sudan, Nicaragua, Syria, South Sudan, Yemen, and Venezuela, are similarly protected.