Activists have defended in court the permanence of the TPS program.
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With a 2-to-1 decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals endorsed the President’s Government Donald trump Terminate Protection Status (TPS) for him Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti and Sudan, that will affect some 300,000 immigrants and their families.
“The panel annulled a preliminary court order that prohibited the implementation of decisions to rescind the designations of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) of Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti and El Salvador, and in preventive detention”, indicates the opinion of the judge Consuelo Callahan.
The panel of judges found that a California federal judge who decided to keep the program took an extreme decision to block the termination of this program that grants forgiveness of deportation and Employment Authorization.
“The District Court abused its discretion to conclude that the Plaintiffs raised at least serious doubts about the merits of their protection,” says the opinion on the lawsuit. Ramos v. Wolf.
The Ninth Circuit allows Trump Administration to end TPS program, which protect immigrants from four countries: Nicaragua, El Salvador, Sudan and Haiti. This is going to affect about 300,000 people and their families. pic.twitter.com/oORDUGLk1j
– Jesús García (@JesusGar) September 14, 2020
For nearly 20 years, previous administrations – Republican or Democratic – have renewed TPS status, but President Trump terminated the program in November 2017, although the courts have temporarily blocked his efforts.
In the midst of the legal battle, in November 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) extended the TPS to January 4, 2021 for the four countries mentioned.
In this Monday’s decision, the judge Morgan christen voted against, citing the Trump Administration’s efforts to end the program that protects families from natural disasters, organized crime and other problems in their home countries.
In her explanation, Judge Christen points to internal communications between different DHS agencies, including Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), then directed by Francis Cissna, about the efforts to end the protection of immigrants without taking into account the effects on the families.
It is worth remembering that in 2017 dozens of internal State Department memoranda and diplomatic communications were released that demonstrate that senior officials repeatedly warned former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that eliminating TPS would seriously destabilize their countries of origin, in addition to causing national security issues for the US