PASADENA, Calif. – Hundreds of immigrants marched to the U.S. Court of Appeals on Wednesday, which is the day the court will hear a challenge from the Trump administration on terminating the status of 300,000 immigrants.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will review a challenge by President Donald Trump’s Office to terminate Temporary Protected Status for thousands of immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan.
Last year a federal court issued an injunction that halted the Department of Homeland Security from revoking the temporary status in the case Ramos v. Nielson. The lawsuit argued that racism was behind the move to get rid of TPS.
Another case, Bhattarai v. Nielsen, is aimed at protecting 100,000 people from Nepal and Honduras under TPS. This case will be determined once the Ramos v. Nielson case outcome is reached.
The march began at 7 a.m. and ended at the U.S. Court of Appeals in Pasadena. Speakers included TPS holders, and their families, in addition to numerous advocates with the American Civil Liberties Union, the National TPS Alliance, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Working Families Unite, and many more.