Trump Administration Says 9,000 Nepalese Will Lose Temporary Protection, Face Deportation

Nepalese immigrants with temporary work permits have become the fifth group to receive a cancellation notice from the Trump administration.The Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday that temporary protected status, or TPS, will end for them on June 24, 2019. That means an estimated 9,000 Nepalese with TPS will be eligible for deportation in a little over a year.TPS functions as a sort of temporary mercy for foreigners already in the U.S. whose countries face natural disaster or armed conflict that prevents their safe return. Immigrants from 22 countries have received such status since the program began in 1990.The Nepalese were given TPS because of earthquakes in 2015 that killed nearly 9,000 people in the mountainous Himalayan nation of about 28 million.  Continue reading...

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