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Nevada immigrants could be deported because of court decision

Posted at 12:30 PM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 19:59:16-04

The Nevada Governor’s office for New Americans issued the following statement on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to vacate a preliminary injunction halting the termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan.


“This court’s decision is devastating to our immigrant community in Nevada. There are over 4,000 TPS holders across the State of Nevada, many of whom have been here for decades – raising their families and contributing enormously to our state."

Recipients of TPS are inextricably linked to our communities and our economy. TPS holders are our friends, our neighbors, and our colleagues. Forcing these Nevadans out of the country, many who are serving as essential frontline workers during this COVID-19 pandemic, not only puts these individuals back in potential danger but also significantly impacts the lives of their families and our local communities.”

For more information on TPS, visit the USCIS website here.