The 8th Circuit has jurisdiction over the following federal judicial districts: Eastern District of Arkansas, Western District of Arkansas, Northern District of Iowa, Southern District of Iowa, District of Minnesota, Eastern District of Missouri, Western District of Missouri, District of Nebraska, District of North Dakota, and District of South Dakota. (Ballotpedia)
The 6th Circuit court has appellate jurisdiction over the following districts: Eastern District of Kentucky, Western District of Kentucky, Eastern District of Michigan, Western District of Michigan, Northern District of Ohio, Southern District of Ohio, Eastern District of Tennessee, Middle District of Tennessee, and Western District of Tennessee. (Ballotpedia)
The 9th Circuit court has jurisdiction over the following district courts: District of Alaska, District of Arizona, Central District of California, Eastern District of California, Northern District of California, Southern District of California, District of Hawaii, District of Idaho, District of Montana, District of Nevada, District of Oregon, Eastern District of Washington, and Western District of Washington. The Ninth Circuit also has appellate jurisdiction over two territorial courts: the United States District Court for the District of Guam and the United States District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands. (Ballotpedia)
The jurisdiction-based application of TPS regulations is good news for applicants living in the districts mentioned above. At the same time, it presents a challenge for those that are not living there. As a result, TPS applicants from other parts of the country have to contemplate moving to a new area so their case is handled differently. With the change of regime at the highest level, it is expected that TPS holders will not have to make this life-changing decision.
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