The United States Supreme Court issued an unusual unanimous decision in the case of noncitizens seeking to change their immigration status from Temporary Protect Status to lawful permanent residency.
From an article by Maryellen Fullerton at SCOTUSblog:
The case was based on the personal history of Jose Sanchez and Sonia Gonzalez, who entered the United States illegally in the 1990s. They were granted Temporary Protected status because of destructive earthquakes in El Salvador, their country of origin.
Sanchez’s employer filed an immigration-visa petition for him as a skilled worker, which was approved and granted him lawful permanent residency. Gonzalez, his wife, was approved at the same time.
The hitch is that the couple were not inspected at the border. The adjustment of status can only be applied to those inspected and admitted at the border.