Immigrants and Their Children Sue U.S. Over End of Temporary Protected Status

Another federal lawsuit was filed Monday on behalf of immigrants who hold a type of temporary legal protection but who face deportation as the Trump administration lifts that protection.This suit covers a much broader group of people that two previous suits, and includes Salvadorans, Haitians, Nicaraguan and Sudanese who hold Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, and their U.S. citizen children.Salvadorans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Sudanese are about to lose immigration protections after years of living in the U.S. The suit was brought by veteran lawyers in immigration battles, including Ahilan Arulanantham of the ACLU of Southern California. Arulanantham was a 2016 winner of a genius award from the MacArthur Foundation.“The decisions by this administration to terminate TPS were not based on country conditions as the law requires and as all prior administrations have done,” said Emi MacLean, an attorney with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network at a televised news conference in San Francisco. “Instead they were motivated by racial animus.”  Continue reading...

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