9000 Nepali could be forced out of the United States as the deadline for President Donald Trump to extend their temporary protected status approaches.
The Obama administration granted TPS to thousands of Nepali nationals in the United States following a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people three years ago in the country. According to internal planning documents viewed by The Washington Post, they will have a one-year grace period to prepare for their departure.
But unless President Trump takes action, those visas expire on June 24 2018. President Trump will end TPS for Nepal, as he has done recently for Haiti, Honduras and El Salvador. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio sent a letter to President Trump urging him to extend TPS for 18 months for Nepal.