The panel of the Federal Court of Appeals told the United States that the Donald Trump administration (Donald Trump) may end humanitarian protection of 300 thousand immigrants from Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti and El Salvador.
The decision means that thousands of immigrants who have lived in the United States may eventually be deported. Temporary Protective Status – a form of humanitarian assistance – applies to US asylum seekers if they face extreme hardship if forced to return to a homeland devastated by armed conflict or natural disasters. This status allows them to legally work in the United States. The Trump administration has said that repeated renewals are against the country’s interests and is seeking to protect citizens of certain countries.
In a 2-1 ruling on Monday, the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel determined that the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security “has full and irrefutable authority to decide whether to grant or revoke protective status.”
The lower court initially blocked the administration’s plan. Also last year, the Department of Homeland Security announced that the administration would extend the validity of work permits for protected El Salvadorians until January 4, 2021.