In New York City, a trial kicks off today challenging the Trump administration’s attempt to end temporary protected status—known as TPS—for over 50,000 Haitians living in the U.S. Tens of thousands of Haitians were given TPS after an earthquake devastated their country in 2010. In November 2017, the Trump administration announced it would revoke TPS for Haitians. The move was met with protests and multiple lawsuits. In October, a federal judge temporarily blocked the Trump effort, which also affects immigrants from Sudan, El Salvador and Nicaragua, citing a “discriminatory” motivation. Haitian TPS recipients and their supporters are expected to rally outside the Brooklyn courthouse this morning.
NYC: Trial Challenges Trump Admin’s Revocation of TPS for Haitians
HeadlineJan 07, 2019