Operating Policies and Procedures Memorandum 90-9: El Salvadoran Cases Subject to Temporary Protected Status and Settlement in American Baptist Churches v. Thornburgh [open pdf - 288KB]
"As you know, Section 302 of the Immigration Act of 1990 establishes a new status--temporary protected status (TPS)--for nationals of countries meeting certain conditions and so designated by the Attorney General. Section 303 specifically places El Salvadorans into a special TPS and describes the special eligibility requirements and other conditions for this status. […] The same class of El Salvadorans are also the subjects of a settlement agreement that was approved yesterday by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in the case of American Baptist Churches v. Thornburgh (ABC), a case originally brought against INS and the Department of State and later interpreted to include EOIR because the Attorney General was a defendant. This case involved the due process accorded to El Salvadorans and Guatemalans in the adjudication of applications for political asylum."
Operating Policies and Procedures Memorandum No. 90-9
United States. Dept. of Justice. Executive Office for Immigration Review: http://www.justice.gov/eoir/