This lawsuit challenges the Trump administration's decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians. The Administration announced that TPS for Haitian nationals will expire on July 22, 2019, endangering the lives of over 50,000 Haitians and their 27,000 U.S. citizen children. This suit alleges violations of law and the Constitution by Trump administration officials seeking to operationalize the President’s racial animus toward Haitians, in spite of mandatory statutory criteria and procedures required to evaluate TPS designations.

The case was filed in the U.S District Court for the Eastern District of New York by NIPNLG and the law firms of Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli and Pratt P.A, (Kurzban), Mayer Brown LLP and the Law Office of Clarel Cyriaque.