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Judge Prevents Halt to Temporary Protected Status for At-Risk Immigrants

Temporary Protected Status

A ruling by a San Francisco judge on October 4, 2018, may offer new hope for immigrants currently under temporary protected status (TPS) and residing in the United States. Edward Chen, a judge for the United States District for the Northern District of California, blocked a proposed move by the Trump administration that would end the program responsible for TPS and would render all participants eligible for deportation back to their home countries. In his injunction brief, Chen used quotes from speeches made by President Trump to support his assessment that racial prejudice played a role in this policy decision.

Long-Term Residency in This Country

Many of these individuals and families fled to the U.S. because of dangerous conditions in their own countries, which include Sudan, Haiti, Nicaragua and El Salvador. Some have lived and worked here for 20 years or more. Withdrawing the protections of TPS would disrupt the lives of these immigrants and their families and could subject them to violent reprisals if they were returned to the countries they fled many years ago. Chen’s ruling offers these families a measure of security and increases the chances that they will be allowed to remain safely in the U.S. for the foreseeable future.

Resolving Immigration Issues and Seeking Citizenship

A qualified West Palm Beach immigration lawyer is often the best source of information and guidance on navigating the legal system and securing the right to remain in the U.S. on a permanent basis. Your West Palm Beach immigration lawyer can help you to apply for a green card, qualify for citizenship and resolve other immigration issues that could potentially result in detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement or other federal agencies. By working with these skilled and knowledgeable legal professionals, immigrants can take proactive steps to ensure that they can stay in the U.S. This can provide greater peace of mind in the current political climate.

If you need the services of an experienced and knowledgeable West Palm Beach immigration lawyer, Pozo Goldstein can provide expert representation and the most effective strategies for resolving your issues quickly. We work with individuals and families across our area to provide real solutions for immigration issues. Call us today at 561-578-4977 to schedule your in-office consultation with our courteous and caring team of attorneys. We look forward to the opportunity to help you and your family experience the American dream for yourselves.