US Supreme Court, will decide debate between Federal Circuits on whether TPS counts as "admission" for purposes of adjusting immigration status

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Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

The United States Supreme Court agreed to decide whether TPS beneficiaries can adjust their immigration status within the United States., and if they initially entered the country without inspection, an issue that has divided the Federal Circuits.

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"With some exceptions, immigrants who want to become permanent residents must have been legally admitted to the United States. The Sixth and Ninth Circuits, but nevertheless, have found that the TPS award counts as an "admission", giving some immigrants on those two circuits a path to permanent residence.

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On the other hand, in the Fifth and Third Circuits, a grant of TPS does not constitute an admission ". (Publication, Law 360). You can consult more information in the following link.

Latino community waiting for a favorable ruling from the Supreme Court of Justice to legalize their immigration status and obtain permanent residence (Green Card).
photo VD: Milagro Orellana.