by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/27/18, 10:58 am
The Trump administration on Thursday said it will end the special immigration status that granted protection to some 9,000 Nepalese living in the United States after a 2015 earthquake rocked their homeland. The Department of Homeland Security announcement gives the immigrants until June 2019 either to leave the country or change their immigration status. The Obama administration granted the immigrants temporary protected status (TPS) after the earthquake killed more than 8,000 people. Officials extended the status for another 18 months in October 2016.