The United States Supreme Court on Monday announced the ruling that immigrants who were allowed to enter the United States on humanitarian grounds would not be allowed to apply for permanent resident status if they crossed the border illegally. This decision is in line with the position of President Biden’s administration.
The judges considered the appeal of a couple from El Salvador who had been granted temporary protection status, but a lower court had ruled that they were not eligible to apply for permanent resident status, or as it is otherwise known for Green.
The Supreme Court unanimously upheld the lower court’s decision, arguing that the couple did not enjoy the right to apply after entering the United States illegally.
The decision could affect thousands of immigrants, many of whom have lived in the United States for years.
President Biden, who has overturned many of his predecessor’s immigration policies, was opposed to the couple’s request in this case which positioned the president in the opposition camp of immigrant rights groups and other Democrats.
A federal law covering applying for permanent resident status states that those applying for a Green Card must be “inspected and accepted” in the United States. The trial analyzed the dilemma of whether the Temporary Protection Status, which offers the beneficiary “legal status”, meets the standard required by law.
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Foreign nationals apply for and can benefit from Temporary Protection Status if there has been a humanitarian crisis in their country, such as a natural disaster or armed conflict that makes it dangerous for them to return home. There are about 400,000 people in the US with this status that protects them from deportation and gives them the opportunity to work legally in this country.