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For Immediate Release 

January 6, 2021

Media Contact 

Erik Villalobos,

Supreme Court will decide the debate among federal courts regarding whether TPS counts as an “admission” for adjustment of status

See Law 360 Publication for more information

Nationwide- On Friday January 8, the US. Supreme Court agreed to decide if TPS beneficiaries can adjust their status within the United States if they initially entered the country without inspection, an issue that has divided federal circuit courts. 

“With some exceptions, immigrants who want to become legal permanent residents must have been legally admitted into the U.S. The Sixth and Ninth Circuits, however, have found that a TPS grant counts as an “admission,” giving some immigrants in those two circuits a pathway to permanent residency.

The Fifth and Third Circuits, on the other hand, have ruled that a TPS grant does not constitute an admission.” (Law 360 publication).

The National TPS Alliance will be carefully monitoring the outcome of this case and will provide more information as the litigation continues. 


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