In Sanchez v. Mayorkas, decided June 7, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipient is not eligible for lawful permanent resident (LPR) status merely because of the TPS. Eligibility for LPR status generally requires an “admission” into the United States—defined as “the lawful entry of the alien into the United States after inspection and authorization by an immigration officer”—which precludes TPS recipients who entered the United States unlawfully from eligibility for LPR status.

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