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SCOTUS votes unanimously against amnesty for this group of illegal immigrants

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The United States Supreme Court voted in unison Monday, that Salvadorian José Santos Sanchez cannot receive legal permanent residency status since he already received temporary protective status or TPS. Sanchez entered the country illegally in 1997.

After Sanchez entered the states, the government granted him TPS in 2001. He petitioned the court to give him legal permanent residency, or LPR but all the justices agreed that his illegal entry precludes him from a new status. In order to receive the status an immigrant must have either been “inspected and admitted or paroled into the United States” or entered via “a lawful admission” according to the law.

Therefore, not all immigrants who have received TPS are barred from attaining LPR. As long as someone enters the country legally, even if they subsequently illegally overstay their welcome, they are eligible for LPR. A TPS does not alter the nature of one’s entry to the states. Justice Elena Kagan wrote the opinion for the court.

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20 states suing Biden administration over migrant parole program

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President Joe Biden has expanded a humanitarian parole program  leading to a significant increase of migrants entering the United States illegally each month. As a result, 20 states have geared up to sue the Biden administration.

Tuesday, 20 Republican states and conservative legal group America First Legal, announced their plans to sue the White House over the legality of the administration’s parole program. The program “allows up to 30,000 migrants from Haiti, Nicaragua, Cuba, and Venezuela into the homeland each month” reports Foreign Desk News.

Reports shoot the lawsuit was filed by Texas, the America First Legal and the other states in the Southern District of Texas in hopes to block the parole program.

Foreign Desk News reports of the history:

In October, the administration announced the program for Venezuelans, allowing a limited number to fly directly into the U.S. as long as they had not entered illegally, had a sponsor already, and passed certain checks. In early January, President Biden announced that the program would expand to include Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Cubans, allowing up to 30,000 a month into the U.S.

The program also allows migrants to receive work permits and a two-year authorization to live in the U.S. and was announced alongside an expansion of Title 42 expulsions to include those nationalities.

In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs argue that the program is unlawful given the “exceptionally limited” parole power the federal government has, adding that they have up to 360,000 migrants that could be allowed into the homeland a year.

The suit’s focus is on the limits placed on parole by Congress, saying that the authority is to be used on a “case-by-case basis for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit.”

“Every state in America, especially border states like Texas, is being crushed by the impacts of illegal immigration,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement to Fox News Digital.

“The Biden open borders agenda has created a humanitarian crisis that is increasing crime and violence in our streets, overwhelming local communities, and worsening the opioid crisis. This unlawful amnesty program, which will invite hundreds of thousands of aliens into the U.S. every year, will only make this immigration crisis drastically worse.”

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