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'Infected by Racial Discrimination': NAACP Sues Trump Administration Over End to Haitian Protections

The NAACP lawsuit says rescinding TPS could expose 58,000 Haitians to deportation

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    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People filed a lawsuit seeking to block the Trump administration’s plans to end temporary protected status for Haitians, the group said Wednesday.

    "The decision by the Department of Homeland Security to rescind TPS status for Haitian immigrants was infected by racial discrimination," Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc., said in a statement.

    Acting Homeland Security Director Elaine Duke announced in November that the protections will end on July 22, 2019, saying that "extraordinary but temporary conditions" caused by a 2010 earthquake that killed at least 220,000 people "no longer exist."

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    The NAACP lawsuit says rescinding TPS could expose 58,000 Haitians to deportation.

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