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Supreme Court contemplates granting green cards

Supreme Court reviews protected immigrant status. 400,000 immigrants potentially impacted.

Where: Washington DC

The Facts

▪ More than 400,000 immigrants are living in the US under TPS (Temporary Protected Status).

▪ A Justice Department lawyer argued that the 1990 law passed by Congress did not give TPS holders the right to permanent status if they entered the country illegally.

▪ While the law provides temporary protection in a crisis, it does not give the immigrants a right to a green card or citizenship.

▪ The case involves a couple from El Salvador who obtained legal protection to live in the US after a series of earthquakes in their home country.

▪ The Biden administration has proposed legislation that would give green cards to TPS recipients and allow them to seek citizenship.

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