US Supreme Court rules some TPS holders can’t apply for green cards

Monday, June 7, 2021 - 5:01pm

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The US Supreme Court announced Monday some people with temporary protected status — or TPS — can't apply for a green card without leaving the country first. This temporary protection from deportation is given to people who can't return home — be it because of a natural disaster or political unrest. Thousands of TPS holders have been living in the US for decades and have been looking for a path to citizenship. The World's Marco Werman talks to Oscar Chacón, executive director at Alianza Americas, an immigrant rights group.