Report: DHS to End ‘TPS’ Residency for 9,000 Nepalis

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Roughly 9,000 people from Nepal will be asked to go home after being allowed to stay in the United States since April 2015, according to the Washington Post.

The decision by the Department of Homeland Security to wind up “Temporary Protected Status” for the Nepalis comes after officials determined that the country is getting back on its feet following a 2015 earthquake, says the Post’s report.

The Nepalis will be asked to leave by June 24, 2019, according to the Post.

Next up, officials must consider soon whether to extend TPS status for 57,000 migrants from Honduras. The Hondurans got TPS in 1998 because of Hurricane Mitch, but the temporary status was repeatedly extended by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

DHS officials have already ended TPS status for roughly 200,000 Salvadoreans, 59,000 Haitians, 5,000 Nicaraguans and a small number of Sudanese.

Many of the TPS recipients were illegal immigrants in the United States when the disasters hit their homelands.

 

 

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