Protesters Gather in Peaceful Pasadena March, Rally

Hundreds of marchers turn the corner from Pasadena City Hall onto Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena to protest the Trump administration policy that would restrict TPS (temporary protective status) for 300,000 immigrants now inside the U.S. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Music is played from the National TPS Alliance along Colorado Blvd., as marchers protest the Trump administration policy that would restrict TPS (temporary protective status) for 300,000 immigrants now inside the U.S. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Hundreds of marchers walk along Colorado Blvd. to the Federal Courthouse in Pasadena to protest the Trump administration policy that would restrict TPS (temporary protective status) for 300,000 immigrants now inside the U.S. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Marchers walk past the Norton Simon Museum on Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena as they protest the Trump administration policy that would restrict TPS (temporary protective status) for 300,000 immigrants now inside the U.S. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Reverend Mike Kinman from All Saints Church in Pasadena walks along Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena to protest the Trump administration policy that would restrict TPS (temporary protective status) for 300,000 immigrants now inside the U.S. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Hundreds of marchers walk along Colorado Blvd. to the Federal Courthouse in Pasadena to protest the Trump administration policy that would restrict TPS (temporary protective status) for 300,000 immigrants now inside the U.S. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Hundreds of marchers walk along Colorado Blvd. to the Federal courthouse in Pasadena to protest the Trump administration policy that would restrict TPS (temporary protective status) for 300,000 immigrants now inside the U.S. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Jose Palma the coordinator of the National TPS Alliance speaks in front of the Pasadena Federal Courthouse to protest the Trump administration policy that would restrict TPS (temporary protective status) for 300,000 immigrants now inside the U.S. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Congresswoman Judy Chu, far right, stands with women in front of the Pasadena Federal Courthouse to protest the Trump administration policy that would restrict TPS (temporary protective status) for 300,000 immigrants now inside the U.S. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. People from Honduras hold the flag from Honduras in front of the Pasadena Federal Courthouse to protest the Trump administration policy that would restrict TPS (temporary protective status) for 300,000 immigrants now inside the U.S. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. People are overcome with emotion during a protest against the Trump administration policy that would restrict TPS (temporary protective status) for 300,000 immigrants now inside the U.S. in front of the Pasadena Federal Courthouse on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Children stand with their parents during a protest against the Trump administration policy that would restrict TPS (temporary protective status) for 300,000 immigrants now inside the U.S. in front of the Pasadena Federal Courthouse on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. People are overcome with emotion during a protest against the Trump administration policy that would restrict TPS (temporary protective status) for 300,000 immigrants now inside the U.S. in front of the Pasadena Federal Courthouse on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. People are overcome with emotion during a protest against the Trump administration policy that would restrict TPS (temporary protective status) for 300,000 immigrants now inside the U.S. in front of the Pasadena Federal Courthouse on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

By EDDIE RIVERA, Community Editor | Photographs by JAMES CARBONE

4:11 pm | August 14, 2019


Protesters, some from outside California, marched peacefully Wednesday morning, from All Saints Church to the Federal Building, home of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The marchers were protesting an appeal by the Trump administration to overturn a recent court decision rejecting an executive order by President Trump. The order would end “Temporary Protective Status” for immigrants seeking refuge from political turmoil, violence, or natural disasters in 13 countries, including El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Sudan, and Yemen.

The ruling affects nearly 300,000 persons currently living in the US.

Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-California) addressed the crowd at the courthouse, saying, “Today we raise our voices to say that we will fight for immigrants and families, we will fight against xenophobia, and we will fight to make sure that these immigrants, who worked hard, who played by the rules, will continue to stay in this country.”