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DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status for Nepal

On June 24, 2015, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced his decision to designate Nepal for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) due to the devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, and the subsequent aftershocks. This designation will allow nationals of Nepal (and people without nationality who last habitually resided in Nepal) who are currently residing in the U.S. to apply for temporary protection.

Immigration Relief for Nationals of Nepal

We, like many others around the world, have been closely watching the crisis in Nepal due to the 7.8 earthquake that struck on April 25, 2015, and have great concern over how it will affect nationals of Nepal, their families and their communities.

DHS Suspends Acceptance of Expanded DACA Applications and Plan to Accept DAPA Applications

Although the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was supposed to begin accepting applications on Wednesday, Feb. 18, under President Obama's newly expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked the President's initiative. U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen ruled late Monday that the program should not move forward while a lawsuit filed by 26 states challenging it was being decided.

DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone

On November 20, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will designate Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This designation will allow nationals of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone (and people without nationality who last habitually resided in one of those countries) who are currently residing in the U.S. to apply for temporary protection.

Ebola Outbreak-related Immigration Relief in the United States

People all over the world are watching daily news of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa with great concern over if and how it may affect them, their families and their communities. Much of the focus has been on people leaving countries where the outbreak has hit the hardest. Little of the attention has been paid to nationals of those countries who are already outside their home countries and may not be able to return due to the outbreak.

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