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Lawsuit Alleges Trump's Termination of Deportation Protections Motivated by Race

Haitian and Salvadoran immigrants sue to keep Temporary Protected Status, say president’s immigration agenda is racially discriminatory.

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Haitian, Salvadoran immigrants sue Trump over decision to end protections

Immigrants are suing President Trump after his decision to end the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for thousands of immigrants from Haiti and El Salvador.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Boston, looks to prevent the Trump administration from ending the protections, The Associated Press reported.

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Massachusetts immigrants sue President Trump to block end to Temporary Protected Status program for El Salvador and Haiti

Activists rally in favor of an extension of the Temporary Protective Status program in front of the Massachusetts Statehouse on Nov. 8, 2017.

Activists rally in favor of an extension of the Temporary Protective Status program in front of the Massachusetts Statehouse on Nov.

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Citing Racism, Haitian, Salvadoran Immigrants Sue Trump Over End Of Temporary Immigration Program

Immigrants and advocates in Massachusetts are suing the Trump administration, saying its decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status(TPS) for Haitians and Salvadorans is racially motivated.


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Civil rights group sues US to keep protections for immigrants


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Immigrants Group Sues Trump for Ending Refugee Program

Haitian and Salvadoran refugees sued President Donald Trump, claiming his administration’s decision to end protections that allowed them to stay in the U.S. was “tainted by racial animus.”

The lawsuit, filed in Boston federal court, seeks to block the administration from ending the Temporary Protected Status program that allowed thousands of people from countries experiencing a humanitarian or environmental crisis to live legally in the U.S.

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Suit: Racism nixed protection for Haitians, Salvadorans


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Centro: President Trump Says NO More TPS For Salvadorians

WBZ’s Yadires Nova-Salcedo talks with Jennifer Hernandez, Community Organizer of the non-profit organization Centro Presente, which is spearheading a campaign in defense of TPS.

[VIDEO at link]

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Patricia Montes speaking at City Hall last week | Photo by Sarah Betancourt


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Salvadoran Immigrants and allies rally to fight TPS decision

In response to President Trump’s decision to repeal Temporary Protected Status for 200,000 Salvadorans in the U.S. Immigrant advocacy group Centro Presente organized a rally last Wednesday at Boston City Hall with city and state officials in attendance.

Centro Presente strongly denounces Trump’s cruel decision to take away TPS from 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants who have been contributing to the economy across the U.S. since 2001,” said the organization’s executive director, Patricia Montes.