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Pasadena becomes stage in federal court battle over protected status for some immigrants

Cristina Morales, left, originally from El Salvador, and her 15-year-old daughter, Crista Ramos, right are plaintiffs in the case.
Cristina Morales, left, originally from El Salvador, and her 15-year-old daughter, Crista Ramos, right are plaintiffs in the case.
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A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in Pasadena on Wednesday in the Trump administration’s challenge of a lower court decision that last year blocked the government from ending Temporary Protected Status for hundreds of thousands of immigrants. 

Hundreds of TPS holders and their allies rallied outside the courthouse.