Keep Haitians' Status Suit, 17 States Tell NY Court

By Chris Villani (September 19, 2018, 6:32 PM EDT) -- A group of 17 states and the District of Columbia filed an amicus brief in New York federal court Wednesday backing a legal challenge to a decision by President Donald Trump and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to end temporary protected status for Haitians.

Haitians have had TPS — a legal status provided to foreign nationals when their countries of origin are unsafe and cannot handle their return — in the United States since a devastating earthquake hit the Caribbean nation in 2010. The Trump administration wants to end that status on July 22, 2019, a move that has prompted...

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