In November 2017, the Trump administration announced its intention to terminate Temporary Protected Status for Haitians in the United States. This Article considers the termination and the lawsuits it prompted, which are helping to define the state of the plenary power doctrine, the breadth of the Fifth Amendment’s equal protection guarantee, and the purchase of the communitarian ideal. This Article also focuses on the lawsuit that the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) filed. Although this may appear to be a new operational context for the organization, the author describes LDF’s strong interest in ensuring that the federal government respects fundamental equal protection principles in its policies related to immigrants.
Raymond Audain, Not Yet Forgiven for Being Black: Haiti's TPS, LDF, and the Protean Struggle for Racial Justice, 52 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 409 (2019).