Racist Politics At Core Of Haitian Status Decision, Court Told

By Jack Newsham (January 7, 2019, 9:58 PM EST) -- Haitians who sued over the Trump administration's decision to end their special immigration status told a Brooklyn federal judge on Monday they had evidence showing the decision was rooted in anti-immigrant politics and the president's anti-Haitian racism, not the law.

The plaintiffs, 10 people and two organizations, said the Department of Homeland Security's 2017 decision to end the temporary protected status, or TPS, for tens of thousands of Haitians who reside in the U.S. violated the Constitution and other laws. They said Elaine Duke, DHS' then-acting secretary, was pressured by top officials in the Trump administration to ax the program....

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