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Immigrants and activists protest against President Donald Trump’s Bid To End TPS

(Marchers protest the Trump administrations policy that would restrict TPS, or “temporary protective status,” for 300,000 immigrants now inside the U.S. Photo courtesy the TPS Alliance via Facebook.)

LOS ANGELES: Temporary protective status beneficiaries including Nepali American immigrants gather support from local protester as well as opponents of the Trump policy around the nation during the march and demonstration outside a federal courthouse in Pasadena against the Trump administration’s termination of ‘TPS’.

The policy, as proposed by the Trump administration, would end the U.S. stay for roughly 320,000 people covered by the status, known as Temporary protective status TPS, and send them home to the very countries from which they are seeking asylum.

Inside the courthouse Wednesday, three members of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Ninth District will convene to consider the Trump administration’s appeal of a lower court ruling that put its TPS policy on ICE.

The march and demonstration are organized by the National TPS Alliance with local coordination from Pasadenans Organizing for Progress. The protest starts at 7 a.m. at All Saints Church, 132 North Euclid Avenue, and proceeds with a 1.5-mile march to the Federal Building at 125 South Grand Avenue.

Local police said a crowd of around 300 people gathered outside the federal courthouse in Pasadena, Los Angeles today.

Trump administration decided to terminate the TPS designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Syria.

A U.S. District Court judge found the administration had not complied with public disclosure requirements of the Administrative Procedures Act in developing the policy. The ruling represented a reprieve for roughly 320,000 TPS status holders.

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