Viewfinder: A Trial to Defend Haitian Immigrants' Temporary Protected Status Begins

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As a trial begins to try to protect Haitian immigrants under Temporary Protected Status from being deported back to Haiti, people demonstrate in front of the Eastern District of New York Federal Courthouse in downtown Brooklyn on January 7th, 2019, in New York City. President Donald Trump is trying to end TPS for Haitians. TPS allows immigrants to work and live in the United States following a natural disaster or an ongoing armed conflict in their home country. It was granted to Haitians following the 2010 7.0 magnitude earthquake that decimated the island nation and resulted in the death of 250,000 Haitians.

As a trial begins to try to protect Haitian immigrants under Temporary Protected Status from being deported back to Haiti, people demonstrate in front of the Eastern District of New York Federal Courthouse in downtown Brooklyn on January 7th, 2019, in New York City. President Donald Trump is trying to end TPS for Haitians. TPS allows immigrants to work and live in the United States following a natural disaster or an ongoing armed conflict in their home country. It was granted to Haitians following the 2010 7.0 magnitude earthquake that decimated the island nation and resulted in the death of 250,000 Haitians.

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