Jan 24, 2018 - Politics & Policy

NAACP Legal Fund sues DHS for pulling protected status from Haitians

The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund sued the Department of Homeland Security, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and the former head of the DHS, Elaine Duke, for racial discrimination, according to PBS.

Why it matters: The lawsuit is over the decision to remove Temporary Protected Status for immigrants from Haiti. The NAACP says in its lawsuit that "the agency and its leaders' move discriminates against immigrants of color." The move comes after it was reported President Trump referred to Haiti as a "shithole" country.

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