The NAACP is officially suing the Trump administration. According to the Huffington Post, the civil rights group filed a lawsuit on Wednesday accusing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security of discrimination after their decision to cancel Temporary Protected Status for Haitians.
In the suit, the group claims that this is a direct violation of the Constitution’s equal protection guarantee. The legal documents also cite Trump ‘s alleged comments about Haiti, El Salvador and some African nations being “sh*thole countries,” and New York Times report that Trump allegedly said people from Haiti “all have AIDS.”
“In stark contrast, the President stated that immigrants from countries ‘like Norway’ were more desirable and should be admitted,” the lawsuit reads. “President Trump has made clear that he wishes to reduce the number of immigrants of color to the United States.”
As we’ve previously reported, Temporary Protected Status allows immigrants from select countries to move into the United States to live and work if conditions in their home countries are too bad — for example, civil war or natural disasters. Haiti was granted TPS after the 2010 earthquake.
Roommates, we’ll keep you posted on more details of the case as they are released.
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