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Under Leadership of  Attorney Sejal Zota, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild 

 

(NIPNLG) Expose Ugly Truth: Trump Knows Conditions in Haiti 

Render it Unable to Re-Accept Haitian TPS Holders

This week, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, under the leadership of immigration attorney Sejal Zota and the NYU Immigrant Rights Clinic, successfully obtained internal documents revealing the Trump Administration was provided with a clear synopsis of conditions in Haiti, showing it is unable to re-accept nationals, and chose to terminate Temporary Protected Status for over 50,000 Haitian TPS holders anyway.

Back in January, the National Immigration Project of the NLG and Professor Margaret Satterthwaite first filed a Freedom of Information lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of State (DOS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to obtain records documenting the reasons behind the government’s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians. At the time, Zota noted:

The reports revealing the President’s racist statements about Haiti underscore the need to obtain information about how and why the Administration came to their decision to terminate TPS. The public has a right to know.

Now, the truth is rearing its ugly head. As Tal Kopan’s CNN piece this week notes, Zota said in a statement: “DHS’ decision to terminate TPS for Haiti is manifestly contrary to the evidence reflected in this report.”