The Supreme’s (ALL off Theme) essentially threw this one back to Congress….
Congress isn’t gonna do anything with the US Senate filibuster in place…
The rules will be about the President in office….
American isn’t gonna do immigration reform anytime soon, if ever…
Many of them would like lawful permanent resident status, usually referred to as a green card. But lower courts divided over whether those who entered the country illegally meet a requirement of the law that says they must have been “inspected and admitted or paroled into the United States.”
Jose Santos Sanchez, who entered the country unlawfully in 1997, contended that being granted TPS in 2001 satisfied that requirement for him.
But Justice Elena Kagan, writing for her unified colleagues, said the law was clear that it did not.
“Sanchez was not lawfully admitted, and his TPS does not alter that fact,” she wrote. “He therefore cannot become a permanent resident of this country.”….
She noted that it does not mean that everyone with TPS is barred from seeking permanent lawful status. For instance, she wrote, a foreign national who entered the country legally on a tourist visa but stayed on after the visa’s expiration would meet the requirement that he entered the country lawfully.
And Congress can change the law to help people like Sanchez, she said: “Legislation pending in Congress would do just that.”….