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Immigration Law

Supreme Court on TPS, Adjustment of Status: Sanchez v. Mayorkas

Sanchez v. Mayorkas

"Petitioner Jose Santos Sanchez entered this country unlawfully from El Salvador. Years later, because of unsafe living conditions in that country, the Government granted him Temporary Protected Status (TPS), entitling him to stay and work in the United States for as long as those conditions persist. Sanchez now wishes to become a lawful permanent resident (LPR) of the United States. The question here is whether the conferral of TPS enables him to obtain LPR status despite his unlawful entry. We hold that it does not."

[Sanchez v. DHS, 967 F. 3d 242 (CA3 2020), affirmed.  KAGAN, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.]