Yesterday, states and local jurisdictions filed friend-of-the-court briefs in support of plaintiffs in the case of Ramos v. Nielsen, which challenges the termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 300,000 people from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan. TPS holders have lived legally in the United States for years or decades but stand to lose their legal status as early as November 2 without court intervention.
On Thursday, nine holders of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and five of their U.S. citizen children filed a request for a preliminary injunction to halt the terminations of TPS for Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador. In their court filing, plaintiffs disclosed for the first time Department of Homeland Security (DHS) documents, which show that Trump Administration surrogates working within the Department of Homeland Security manipulated the decision making process to terminate TPS status for people from these countries, even though the conditions on the ground required them to extend TPS under the law as written.
TPS holders from across the country, allies, leaders, and elected officials gathered in Los Angeles City Hall this morning to launch the “TPS Journey for Justice,” a 12-week national voyage to defend TPS families and demand a pathway to permanent residency.
Ten people with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and five United States citizen children of TPS holders today filed a lawsuit against the federal government to stop the unlawful termination of TPS for more than 200,000 people living in the U.S. and to protect the tens of thousands of U.S. citizen children whose parents would be forced to leave under the administration’s policy.