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June 21, 2023 

Media Contact: Martin Pineda,

Erik Villalobos,

Nicholas Reiner,


*** June 22, 2023, 9:00 am ***

En Banc Ninth Circuit to Hear Challenge to Trump Administration Decisions to Terminate TPS Humanitarian Protection for 300,000 people

Plaintiffs, TPS Holders, and Families Rally at Seattle Courthouse

(Seattle, WA) On June 22, 2023, the en banc Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is extraordinarily convening to hear Ramos v. Mayorkas, a legal challenge to Trump era terminations of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 300,000 people. In 2018, a district court enjoined the TPS terminations and the Trump administration appealed that decision. Now, five years later, the Biden administration is at the Ninth Circuit defending the government’s legal challenge to this court-ordered emergency relief. TPS holders and their families from across the country will be at the courthouse in support of plaintiffs.

The government has now issued an official Federal Register Notice rescinding four of the Trump era TPS terminations–for El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Nepal. The Biden administration announced last week its intention to rescind the Trump terminations and sought to dismiss the appeal; on Friday, the Ninth Circuit denied this request and confirmed that the hearing would proceed as scheduled.

TPS holders, attorneys, and community advocates will host a press conference prior to the banc hearing to provide updates and express sentiments on the latest developments.

WHAT: Press Conference prior to the en banc Ninth Circuit hearing of the case challenging Trump TPS terminations

WHEN: Thursday, June 22, 2023–Press Conference at 9:00 am, Hearing at 10:00 am

WHERE:  Nakamura Courthouse, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1010 Fifth Ave., Seattle, WA

WHO: Plaintiffs and their family members; Lawyers for the plaintiffs (the ACLU Foundations of Northern and Southern California, the Center for Immigration Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law, Unemployed Workers United and Sidley Austin LLP); and organizations representing and allied with TPS holders (National TPS Alliance, Adhikaar, African Communities Together, CARECEN Los Angeles, National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), Casa Latina, CASA)

Live Transmission of the press conference:

Live Transmission of the hearing:

DHS Federal Register Notices released Tuesday:

Details about some of the plaintiffs:



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