Trump would end the TPS for immigrants from Nepal and give them a year to leave the country
In the midst of the tough immigration agenda carried out by President Donald Trump, details of the next step of the current administration are known, which would leave almost 9,000 immigrants without immigration protection.
According to a Washington Post report, the Department of Homeland Security is preparing to cancel Temporary Protected Status (TPS ) and with them the residency permits of nearly 9,000 immigrants from Nepal.
The capital newspaper had exclusive access to internal planning documents in which the end of the program was established by the secretary of the Department of National Security, Kirstjen Nielsen.
The document also explains that it will give the Nepalese a one-year grace period to prepare their departure, that is, after June 24, 2019, they would face deportation.
For the immigrants from Nepal, they were granted temporary protected status (TPS), after last April 25, 2015, an earthquake of 7.8 magnitudes devastated the country, killing nearly 9,000 people.
The TPS designation was created by Congress in 1990 to prevent the sending of foreigners to countries destabilized by natural disasters, armed conflicts, and other catastrophes.
However, the migrant hardline inside the Trump administration has pressed to eliminate these protections. In recent months, DHS has canceled residence permits for 200,000 Salvadorans, 50,000 Haitians and a smaller number of Nicaraguans and Sudanese.
“We will continue to determine the TPS status of each country in each country,” Nielsen said in a statement in January, following his decision to extend the TPS to some 6,000 Syrian countries in the midst of a protracted civil war.
For now, the next TPS awaiting your decision is the protection of around 57,000 immigrants from Honduras who have been living in the United States for more than two decades and who now see with concern the government’s tendency to eliminate all types of immigration protection. The government’s decision must arrive before May 6.
DHS officials told the Washington Post that Nielsen had not yet signed the Nepal decision, but internal documents indicate that the agency is preparing to make its announcement in the coming days.