High Court Asked To OK Green Cards Despite Illegal Entry

Law360 (February 22, 2021, 8:11 PM EST) -- A pair of El Salvadoran nationals asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow migrants in their position, temporarily shielded from deportation, to obtain lawful permanent residency in the United States.

The couple, now residents of New Jersey, were granted temporary protected status in the early 2000s but were later denied green cards because they initially entered the United States without authorization. Their lawyers told the high court in a Monday brief that the authorizing TPS statute erases the bar on green card eligibility for immigrants who crossed the border illegally.

"Congress knew when it passed the Act that many (and likely most)...

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