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Trump Can't Slip Suit Over Ending Immigration Protections

Law360 (July 23, 2018, 11:08 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Monday rejected most of the Trump administration’s bid to toss a lawsuit by nonprofits and immigrants alleging ‘racial animus’ fueled its decision to end temporary protected status for Haitian, Salvadoran and Honduran immigrants, clearing the way for the immigrants to continue their bid to block that termination.

President Donald Trump and co-defendants the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, its secretary Kirsrtjen Nielsen and former acting DHS Secretary Elaine C. Duke had filed a motion to dismiss the claims in May, citing the 9th Circuit’s decision in Hawaii v. Trump, which held that “the extraordinary remedy of...

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February 22, 2018

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