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ICYMI: Brief Injunction for TPS Holders Provides Temporary Relief From Imminent Deportation, Highlights How Congress Must Act Now

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Last week, Judge Edward Chen issued a preliminary injunction blocking the administration’s termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for legal immigrants from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Sudan. While the decision was cheered by TPS holders and advocates nationwide, it is a temporary relief for a much bigger crisis. The injunction will only remain in effect until the lawsuit challenging the administration’s decision to eliminate TPS is filed.

Inaction by Congress would be devastating as forced deportations could separate over 270,000 U.S. citizen children from their TPS holder-parents and send over 300,000 people back to countries they no longer know in fragile conditions.

Below is coverage from last week’s decision from the ongoing litigation in Ramos v. Nielsen lawsuit:

Associated Press, “Migrants embrace ruling that keeps temporary status for now
By Philip Marcelo, Amy Taxin, Jennifer Kay

New York Times,‘I Feel Like an American Person’: Immigrants Win Reprieve, but Anxiety Over Deportation Lingers”
By Jennifer Medina

USA Today, “Federal judge blocks Trump from deporting hundreds of thousands of immigrants under TPS
By Alan Gomez

CNN, “Federal judge temporarily blocks Trump administration from ending TPS
By Catherine E. Shoichet

The Hill,Trump immigration measures struggle in the courts”
By Rafael Bernal

NPR, “Judge Blocks Trump’s Plan To End Temporary Protected Status For 300,000 Immigrants
By Joel Rose

Miami Herald, “Haitians, immigration lawyers welcome ruling blocking Trump from ending TPS – for now
By Jacqueline Charles and Brenda Medina

Los Angeles Times,Internal documents capture Trump administration debate about ending temporary immigrant protections”
By Andrea Castilla

ThinkProgress,Federal judge blocks Trump from ending protected status for some immigrants”
By Rebekah Entralgo

Talk Media News, “Federal judge temporarily halts deportations for TPS recipients