Court Rules Government Can End Humanitarian Protections For Thousands of Workers

Court Rules Government Can End Humanitarian Protections For Thousands of Workers
A federal appeals court panel ruled on Monday that the Trump administration can end humanitarian protections for some 300,000 immigrants living in the United States, clearing the way for their potential deportation starting next year. The 9th Circuit Appeals Court’s decision affects citizens from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan, many of whom have lived in the U.S. for decades, have U.S.-born children, and have been considered essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
 
In a statement issued in response, NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez said “NYC Labor stands in solidarity with TPS recipients, many of whom have been in the U.S. with legal immigration status for an average of fifteen years. TPS recipients are contributing members of our communities; critical members of our frontline workforce; parents of U.S. citizens; union members; business and property owners. This decision will actively harm working families, communities, and our economy at a time when it is already experiencing heightened uncertainty. We call on Congress to immediately move forward to pass legislation providing a path to citizenship for both TPS holders and DACA recipients.” 

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