The Ninth Circuit Court has allowed Donald Trump’s administration to remove the protected status of hundreds of thousands of migrants.
Migrants Fought Back Against Trump Admin Decision
The decision, which reversed one from a lower court, allowed the Trump administration to phase out the “Temporary Protected Status” (TPS) of migrants from El Salvador, Sudan, Haiti, and Nicaragua.
As Circuit Judge Consuelo Callahan explained, the TPS program “provides temporary relief to nationals of designated foreign countries that have been stricken by a natural disaster, armed conflict, or other ‘extraordinary and temporary conditions in the foreign state.’”
Residents of those countries listed can live in the U.S. and apply for work permits.
However, the countries on the list are subject to periodic renewal by the Department of Homeland Security, due to its temporary nature. In 2017 and 2018, the DHS under President Trump decided to terminate the aforementioned four countries, after determining the circumstances in which the program was originally granted no longer existed.
Ninth Court Blocks Earlier Decision
In many cases, the administration argued the renewals had been extended far beyond the time in which they should have been – Nicaragua, for example, had been given the designation after Hurricane Mitch in 1999, and El Salvador after 3 earthquakes in 2001. This did not matter to those who had received the benefits, and so they sued.
In the ruling, Judge Callahan said that the lower court should not have blocked the decisions from the Trump administration to phase out the protections, as they were not reviewable. He also argued in the 54 page ruling that any of the decisions made by the administration were based on racism against non-white migrants.
“While we do not condone the offensive and disparaging nature of the president’s remarks, we find it instructive that these statements occurred primarily in contexts removed from and unrelated to TPS policy or decisions,” Judge Callahan wrote.
Liberals Upset As Usual!
Of course, the liberals, who love mass migration, are complaining about the removal of TEMPORARY designations! Biden’s campaign described the removals as “politically motivated,” and the lawyer for the migrants said the decision was “deeply flawed,” but of course they would!
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It’s not often that I celebrate a decision made by the Ninth Circuit Court, one of the most liberal in the country, while liberals are rather upset about it, but here we are.