Thousands of immigrants in Texas could be forced to leave the country following court decision on protected status [Video]


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Tens of thousands of immigrants who are living in Texas legally under humanitarian protection could be forced to leave or face deportation after an appellate court ruled that President Donald Trump can end the program.

The 2-1 decision out of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in California means that immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan who have received Temporary Protective Status could be forced to leave behind children who are U.S. citizens if the ruling stands. Recipients from Nepal and Honduras could also be affected as a separate but similar case on their behalf was placed on hold pending the outcome of the case involving the other nationalities, according to Reuters.

The ruling would require Salvadorans to leave the country by Nov. 5, 2021. The deadline would be March 5, 2021, for recipients from the other five countries, organizers with the National TPS Alliance, advocacy group for the immigrants, …