A federal appeals court ruled in favor of the Trump administration on Monday with a decision that could end legal status for over 400,000 immigrants living in the United States.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a lower court's hold on the decision to dissolve Temporary Protected Status for immigrants from Sudan, Haiti, El Salvador and Nicaragua.
TPS is a special humanitarian exemption that gives immigrants the right to stay in the U.S. temporarily without a path to citizenship after a catastrophic event — like the 2010 Haiti earthquake or a series of earthquakes in El Salvador in 2001.
While these programs have been continually renewed for decades in certain cases, the Trump administration has systematically dismantled them since 2017, citing their temporary nature. Those decisions have been challenged in court, as they force these immigrants, many of whom have children who are U.S. citizens, to choose between staying here illegally and facing deportation or returning to their country of origin.
There are currently a total of 411,326 …