The Ninth Circuit has determined that a non-citizen who has been granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been inspected and admitted, as required for adjustment of status under section 245(a) of the INA.  The court noted that the INA specifically states that for adjustment of status purposes, TPS holders are considered to be maintaining lawful nonimmigrant status, and also deems that a person must be admitted to the United States to obtain nonimmigrant status.

The full text of Ramirez v. Brown can be found here: