Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Illegal Immigrants Do Not Have Right to Green Cards

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The Supreme Court issued a 9-0 ruling Monday morning upholding the constitutionality of a current law that bars illegal immigrants from seeking green cards. The court ruled that migrants that entered the country illegally and later received  Temporary Protected Status (TPS) are still ineligible to apply for permanent residency.

According to The Daily Wire:

Justice Elena Kagan, widely recognized as one of the Court’s more liberal justices, wrote the unanimous opinion, upholding a rule that barred “unlawful entrants” who later received Temporary Protected Status from applying to remain in the United States. Temporary Protected Status technically “gives foreign nationals nonimmigrant status,” Kagan noted, but TPS does not rubber-stamp an “unlawful entry.”

The TPS status “applies to people who come from countries ravaged by war or disaster. It protects them from deportation and allows them to work legally. There are 400,000 people from 12 countries with TPS status,” according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

The Court was called upon to decide whether a “couple from El Salvador who have been in the U.S. since the early 199s” who were given protected status in 2001 but who originally “entered the country illegally” were actually “admitted” into the United States when they were given protected status, enabling them to apply for a green card.

Kagan was clear, in her opinion, that they were not. “The TPS program gives foreign nationals nonimmigrant status, but it does not admit them. So the conferral of TPS does not make an unlawful entrant…eligible,” she wrote.

In Justice Kagan’s opinion, she noted that had Congress intended to grant “admission” into the country along with Temporary Protected Status the law would have been specifically written as such.

The unanimous ruling is a disappointing loss to liberal lawmakers that favor open borders.

  1. Yea! That is great that the Supreme Court decided this way, unanimously even. Well done! Now, you bloody liberals, take that back to your dens of evil and stick it up your backsides!

    It’s about time that someone drove home the point that illegal means just that: contrary to the laws of the land. Committing an illegal act does not entitle the fool to enjoy legal results.

    Quite frankly, I feel very strongly that the “Temporary Protected Status” should run out after a year and then they need to reapply and be approved again. The final period of such status should terminate no more than six months after the event that compelled them to flee has concluded. Further, it should be they who have to pay for the return to their countries of origin. After all, they have been legally allowed to work here in the US, so they should have been saving some money to pay for their eventual return home.

    As for any who remain after the expiration of their Temporary Protected Status, mark their records as being permanently banned from the US and deport them in chains as common criminals. After all, they are knowingly violating our laws, so they show that they have no respect for us, our culture, or our legal system. As such, they have no need to be here. They can go find someplace else to live while they are making ends meet in their home countries.

    1. On the Temporary Protected Status , with you I disagree. It shoud not last longer then six months and never used for that person again. But I am happy they finally decided and wrote it out.

  2. two unanimous decisions recently, against Liberal policy it appears. I’m VERY curious.

    1. Maybe they are finally waking up to the FACT Americans DO NOT want Communism or to support illegal aliens. Biden is so ignorant. He kept saying 11 million illegal aliens but according to a Yale/MIT report (before Biden opened the flood gates) there were 22 – 35 million illegal aliens in America. According to the GAO Mexican illegals sent $25 BILLION “home” to Mexico. That amount must be higher now. It has been used for at least the last 10 years just like the 11 million number for illegals.

  3. What? The SC is doing what is right? They are protecting the USA? Is this a final decision? Will the states follow that law???

  4. Once America is undermined by crime, drugs, terrorism, open borders, cyber attacks, and financial collapse, it will be almost impossible to get back the Constitutional Republic. This nation was made Great by the blessings of God and Judea Christian Values. Those that want to forget that history and what Our Founding Fathers did to make us a Godly moral nation with law, order, freedom, and fairness, are facing the coming wrath of God, the Great Tribulation unless they wake up and realize that the whole world is ripe for the wine press, the Grapes of Wrath. God’s patience and mercy only lasts until he decides that remedial judgment and destruction will happen to the earth again as it did in the Days of Noah.

  5. great to read what amounts to an awesome good start this ruling is….want to ensure that some of our elected officials are covered under this ruling so can this ruling be retroactive back 20, 30, 40 years?


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