Haitians' Protected Status Nixed Due To Racial Bias, Suit Says

Law360 (March 15, 2018, 5:49 PM EDT) -- A nonprofit group of lawyers who represent immigrants hit President Donald Trump and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security with a lawsuit in New York federal court Thursday challenging the decision to end temporary protected status for Haitians, saying the move was motivated by racial animus.

The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild and others filed the suit on behalf of 10 Haitian nationals who are beneficiaries of TPS, as well as Brooklyn-based Haitian newspaper Haïti Liberté and an affiliated organization, alleging the Trump administration's November announcement that it will terminate Haiti's TPS designation on July 22, 2019, is...

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