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City Council urges TPS extension for Nepal

February 1, 2019

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On April 25, 2015, Nepal was struck by an earthquake that displaced millions of individuals.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to more than 14,000 Nepalese suffering from the devastating impact the earthquake had on the country. As it stands, DHS is planning to terminate Nepal’s TPS designation on June, 24, 2019.

The country is still in the process of rebuilding schools, medical facilities, housing and water systems. This week the City Council adopted a resolution urging President Donald Trump and DHS to extend TPS for Nepal. The Council supports and values the positive contributions of TPS holders and their families to the community. They also previously adopted a resolution in support of extending TPS for Haitian nationals on May 17, 2017.