GOOD NEWS: Judge Blocks Trump's Mass Deportation Attempt

[Content Note: Nativism.]

In January, the Trump Regime announced that it was ending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for hundreds of thousands of people from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan, effectively ordering more three hundred thousand U.S. residents to get the fuck out of the country, with no regard for their families, for their communities, for their safety — and with no concern for what it says about this nation that we are willing to expel a quarter of a million people just like that.

Late yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen blocked the move to end TPS:
In a 43-page order, San Francisco-based U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen concluded the TPS recipients from those countries, along with their children, will "indisputably" suffer irreparable harm and hardship as a result of the decision to sunset their enrollment.

Chen, an appointee of President Barack Obama, wrote that TPS recipients with U.S.-born children could face a difficult choice: Bring their children with them — "tearing them away from the only country and community they have known" — or leave them behind in the U.S.

"The balance of hardships thus tips sharply in favor of TPS beneficiaries and their families," Chen continued.

...In his order Wednesday, Chen added that the plaintiffs — TPS enrollees and their children — "raised serious questions" about whether the administration's decision to terminate the status was based on racial animus against non-white immigrants. The plaintiffs cited numerous actions and statements from [Donald] Trump as evidence of bias against Latino and Haitian immigrants.

In addition, Chen said plaintiffs "established without dispute that local and national economies will be hurt if hundreds of thousands of TPS beneficiaries are uprooted and removed."
Obviously, the Trump Regime is not going to give up, just because some judge appointed by Obama told them they were out of line. Justice Department spokesman Devin O'Malley issued a statement saying the decision "usurps the role of the executive branch" — i.e. reiterated that this authoritarian regime views itself as above the law — and will continue to fight the courts to win this battle in their war on immigrants.

So this is good news for now, and the fight continues.

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