Today, the Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, announced Temporary Protected Status designation for natives and citizens of Nepal resulting from the devastating earthquake that struck April 25, 2015. Under TPS, citizens of Nepal will not be removed from the United States and are authorized to work and obtain Employment Authorization. As announced, the TPS designation will be valid for a period of 18 months.
Applicants may begin applying today, June 24, 2015 and must establish that they have been "continuously physically present" and "continuously residing" in the United States. Applicants will also need to undergo USCIS administered background checks and comply with other USCIS criteria for TPS.
If you are a citizen of Nepal, or if you have any questions about the details of TPS, contact the attorneys at Robert Brown LLC right away.