Saturday, January 9, 2021

Supreme Court to Review Adjustment of Status/TPS Case


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Yesterday, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Sanchez v. Wolf, which presents the question under the Immigration and Nationality Act whether a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipient may adjust his or her status to that of a lawful permanent resident.  The Third Circuit held that TPS recipients were not entitled to adjust their status because TPS status was not an "admission," under 8 U.S.C. § 1255.   The Third Circuit decision in Sanchez conflicts with the rulings of the Sixth and Ninth Circuits.


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