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A neighborhood shows the damage after an earthquake measuring 7 plus on the Richter scale rocked Port au Prince Haiti just before 5 p.m. Jan. 12, 2010. Photo: UN Photo/Logan Abassi/United Nations Development Programme via Wikimedia Commons.

The director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services violated the law by disregarding dangerous conditions in Haiti when recommending the termination of temporary protected status for refugees who fled the country following a devastating 2010 earthquake, the director’s predecessor told a federal judge at a Brooklyn trial testing the Trump administration’s decision.

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Andrew Denney

Andrew Denney is a New York-based reporter covering litigation and other news from the federal and state courts. He can be reached at [email protected] Twitter: @messagetime

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