They where ordered to do so by a court ruling on the Temporary Protection Program for 250,000 immigrants….
The TPS program was established by Congress almost 30 years ago….
The Trump admin has moved to cancel any and just about all forms of immigration into the United States, even some that have been like TPS common for decades…
The Department of Homeland Security said Thursday that it will comply with a federal court order by automatically extending to January 2020 the temporary protected status of more than 250,000 immigrants the Trump administration left facing possible deportation.
The renewals will cover TPS beneficiaries from four nations — El Salvador, Haiti, Sudan and Nicaragua — whose provisional residency status was set to lapse after the Trump administration determined they no longer merited the protections.
Plaintiffs in Ramos v. Nielsen won a preliminary injunction in the Northern District of California in October when they sued DHS for alleged discrimination and violations of rulemaking procedures.
The injunction provided a reprieve to roughly 200,000 Salvadorans, 50,000 Haitians, 2,500 Nicaraguans and 1,000 Sudanese with the TPS designation. Before Thursday, DHS had not indicated how it would comply with the court order.
A separate federal lawsuit is seeking to win a similar extension or protections for approximately 55,000 Hondurans and 9,000 Nepalese.
TPS was established by Congress in 1990 to prevent the deportation of immigrants to countries in the throes of natural disasters, armed conflict or other calamities. During the past three decades, nearly 500,000 immigrants have benefited from the program, including large numbers of Salvadorans and Hondurans who were allowed to renew their permits on an 18-month basis for nearly two decades….