A federal judge on Wednesday instructed the Trump administration to momentarily halt its plan to conclude an exceptional federal immigration program that has permitted hundreds of thousands of immigrants to legitimately live and work in the US for decades.
U.S. District Judge Edward Chen ruled that the administration may have dodged federal rule rendering instructions inflicted excessive political coercion on staffers and contravened with the Equal Protection Clause by building its commitment on animosity against non-white, non-European immigrants.
The pronouncement is the most recent flurry against President Donald Trump’s attempts to maintain the nation’s immigration laws, succeeding court orders restricting his travel ban aiming majority Muslim countries, his trial to conclude the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and his strategy of segregating immigrant families along the southwest border.
The preparatory directive ordered by Chen prohibits the deportation of an approximate 240,000 immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan, who were undergoing a series of deadlines commencing in November to leave the country or endanger becoming adaptive citizen. These immigrants had been bestowed consent to be in US under the Temporary Protected Status program, known as TPS. The compassionate program was generated in 1990 to assist immigrants from countries that endured war or crucial natural disasters.
The Department of Homeland Security, which supervises TPS, has debated that the program has been incorrectly expanded for years, and that the situations in those four countries are now satisfactory for thousands of their inhabitants to retrace their steps back to home.