Trump to end TPS for Nepalis Trump ends Salvadorians' TPS

Durbin Nepal Correspondent     Published Date: January 9, 2018 1776 Views

Washington, April 25:

The Trump administration is preparing to terminate the temporary protected status (TPS) of about 9,000 Nepali immigrants, an investigative report said.

According to internal planning documents viewed by The Washington Post, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will give the Nepalis a one-year grace period to prepare their departure, but they would face deportation after June 24, 2019.

The Nepalis were granted TPS after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated the country in April 2015.

The Trump administration’s latest move is to expel foreigners living in the United States with some form of provisional status.

The TPS designation was created by Congress in 1990 to avoid sending foreigners back to nations destabilized by natural disasters, armed conflict and other catastrophes.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson had extended the TPS for eligible Nepalis on October 26, 2016 for an additional 18 months, effective December 25, 2016. The current extension is set to expire on June 24.