TPS for El Salvador, Haiti, and Honduras

Updates on Lawsuit Challenging Termination of TPS for El Salvador, Haiti, and Honduras

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July 23, 2018

U.S. District Court Judge Denise Casper issued a memorandum and order that rejected the federal government’s request to dismiss this lawsuit and also rejected the government’s attempt to remove President Trump from the case. (Centro Presente v. Trump, 7/23/18)

This decision also follows the release of a report by the Lawyers’ Committee, Centro Presente, and Alianza Americas detailing the extreme violence and poverty that TPS recipients will experience if they are forcibly deported, stating “Our findings indicate that forcing TPS recipients to return to Honduras and El Salvador would place them in imminent harm and danger, and that there is a high likelihood that returning nationals will be murdered or suffer extreme violence.”


June 22, 2018

17 state attorneys general filed an amicus brief in support of the immigrant organizations and a group of 14 individuals affected by the Trump administration’s efforts to end the TPS designations of El Salvador, Haiti, and Honduras. (Centro Presente v. Trump, 6/22/18)


May 9, 2018

Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint challenging the termination of the designation of El Salvador, Haiti, and Honduras for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). (Centro Presente v. Trump, 5/9/18)


February 22, 2018

Plaintiffs filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Massachusetts challenging the termination of the designation of El Salvador and Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). (Centro Presente v. Trump, 2/22/18)

 

Source: AILA Doc. No. 18051036.