What is temporary protected status for immigrants?

Published: Oct. 23, 2018 at 6:36 PM EDT
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It's called temporary protected status and it's given to people from countries ravaged by natural disaster or war. This designation allows hundreds of thousands of immigrants from the Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti and El Salvador to live and work in the United States.

The Trump administration wants these people deported, but was stopped by a San Francisco judge who said there was evidence the president is prejudiced against nonwhite, non-European immigrants. Now, they're appealing that ruling.

Immigration lawyer Leslie Holman shared her perspective on the issue with our Cat Viglienzoni. Watch the video for the full interview.