Trump Can't End Protections For Haitian Refugees In TPS Suit

By Mike LaSusa (April 11, 2019, 10:31 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Thursday halted the Trump administration's revocation of temporary immigration protections for some 59,000 Haitians living in the U.S. since a 2010 earthquake, saying a group of refugees that sued over the move is likely to win its case.

U.S. District Judge William Kuntz said Thursday that the refugees had presented solid evidence that the 2017 decision to end temporary protected status, or TPS, for Haitians violated the Administrative Procedure Act as well as the Fifth Amendment's equal protection clause.

The refugees had "proffered significant evidence based on hard facts the government's decision was pretextual," suggesting...

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