More than 100 law professors signed a letter last week calling for Temporary Protected Status for immigrants escaping violence in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. The letter is addressed to President Obama and says that:
The litigation in United States v. Texas could likely continue for years without a definite resolution. In the meantime, your Administration has the legal authority to provide relief to a significant number of undocumented individuals whose deportation is untenable in light of current country conditions for the Northern Triangle countries. Congress explicitly created TPS as a tool for, your Administration to address humanitarian crises, delegated substantial authority, and even precluded legal challenges
In light of this explicit congressional authorization, we respectfully ask that your Administration redesignate El Salvador and Honduras and designate Guatemala for TPS.
Thanks to the American Immigration Council for alerting us to this.