Trump administration appeals ruling that immigrants can stay

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<pThe Trump administration is appealing a judge's ruling that prevents the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants from four countries who are living and working in the U.S. under temporary protected status.

<pAttorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice filed the notice of appeal on Thursday.

<pIt was expected after U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco last week issued a preliminary injunction stopping the administration from ending the protections for immigrants from Sudan, Nicaragua, HaitiDonald Trump harbors prejudice against non-white, non-European immigrants.

<pThe Justice Department said the administration has done nothing improper.