A three-judge panel in California’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals says President Donald Trump can end the temporary amnesty provided to roughly 300,000 migrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan.
The 2:1 decision on September 14 is an important win for Trump, but it will be appealed further by pro-migration groups and by business groups and cities that gain from the resident population of mostly lower-skill migrants.
For example, the Salvadoran migrants got their “Temporary Protected Status” (TPS) and work permits in 2001 from President George W. Bush — even though many of the migrants were illegals — when earthquakes deeply damaged their country. But Bush and President Barack Obama repeatedly renewed the status, even though El Salvador recovered from the earthquakes.
In 2017, Trump announced he would end the TPS status because El Salvador and the countries had recovered from their disaster, even though they remained poor.