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Supreme Court Suggests It Will Curb Green-Card Applications

  • Court hears case over people with Temporary Protected Status
  • Biden administration ‘undersold’ its position, Roberts says
    
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The U.S. Supreme Court suggested it was poised to block applications for permanent residency from thousands of immigrants who are living in the country under a program that gives them temporary legal status because their home nations are in crisis.

Hearing arguments by phone Monday, the justices indicated they would bar green-card applications from people who entered the country illegally and later secured Temporary Protected Status. Justice Brett Kavanaugh told a lawyer representing a Salvadoran couple she had an “uphill climb” in arguing that federal immigration law lets her clients seek permanent residency.