Federal Court Sides with TPS Holders, Blocks Trump’s Termination of TPS

Federal Court Sides with TPS Holders, Blocks Trump’s Termination of TPS

WASHINGTON, DC— Federal district judge Edward Chen issued a preliminary injunction blocking the administration’s termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 300,000 people from Sudan, Haiti, Nicaragua and El Salvador. Following his decision, Kica Matos, spokesperson for FIRM Action, said the following:

“Judge Chen’s delivered justice—and a welcomed relief—for the more than 300,000 TPS holders who saw their legal status terminated as part of Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda. These families fled natural disaster, violence and dire conditions. They have built their lives here and raised their children in this country that they’ve called home for decades. Forcing them to choose between their families or their peace is cruel and unjust. 

Judge Chen affirmed what we have been saying all along: Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda is based on racial animus. While families have temporary relief, Congress must pass a permanent legislative solution. Together, we must continue to fight so that all families can have the opportunity to thrive.  That includes making our voices heard in the upcoming election, when voters will have the opportunity cast a ballot in support of our families and for immigrant communities across the country.”

 

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FIRM Admin