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USCIS Notice: Continuation of Documentation for Beneficiaries of TPS Designations for Nepal and Honduras (Federal Register, May 10, 2019)
Posted on 10 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 91 / Friday, May 10, 2019 "Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces actions to ensure its compliance with the order of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California... Read More

Court orders DHS to temporarily continue TPS for Nepal and Honduras
Posted on 14 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CLINIC, Mar. 14, 2019 "On March 12, 2019 a federal district court in California temporarily stayed the termination of Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for Nepal and Honduras in the Bhattarai v. Nielsen case. This Court order is linked to the... Read More

TPS Holders from Honduras, Nepal Sue Trump: Bhattarai v. Nielsen
Posted on 12 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU So. Cal., Feb. 11, 2019 "TPS Terminations, Motivated by Racism, Would Tear Families Apart Six adults with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and two U.S. citizen children of TPS holders filed a class-action lawsuit today seeking to stop the... Read More

Advance Copy of Extension of Relief for Certain F-1 Nepalis
Posted on 27 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 06/28/2018 - "This notice informs the public of the extension of suspension of certain regulatory requirements for F-1 nonimmigrant students whose country of citizenship is the... Read More

Tags: f-1 , ead , Nepal

TPS for Nepal Will Terminate June 24, 2019 - DHS
Posted on 26 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Apr. 26, 2018 - "The Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen has determined that termination of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Nepal was required pursuant to the statute. To allow for an orderly transition, she... Read More

CA10 on Nepal; Asylum, Withholding, CAT: Raj Karki v. Holder
Posted on 30 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The agency’s decision to deny Petitioner’s claims for asylum and restriction on removal cannot be upheld on any of the grounds given by the BIA. ... The record as a whole simply does not support the BIA’s conclusion that Petitioner... Read More

Tenth Circuit on Nepal, political opinion, abuse of discretion
Posted on 18 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Although the abuse-of-discretion standard is rigorous, our review convinces us that the BIA abused its discretion when it affirmed that the Maoists’ demands for money from KC did not constitute past persecution based on her political opinion... Read More

CA5 on Asylum, Nepal, Nexus: Sharma v. Holder
Posted on 31 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Nepalese citizen Khagendra Sharma petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) denial of his application for asylum and withholding of removal under 8 U.S.C. § 1252(b) and the Convention Against Torture (CAT), arguing that... Read More

Advance COPY of ICE Notice Providing Relief to Certain Nepali F-1 Students
Posted on 6 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 11/09/2015 - Employment Authorization for Nepali F-1 Students Experiencing Severe Economic Hardship as a Direct Result of the April 25, 2015 Earthquake in the Federal Democratic... Read More

Tags: f-1 , Nepal , students , earthquake , DHS , ICE

DHS Notice: EADs for Certain Nepali Students
Posted on 9 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 216 / Monday, November 9, 2015 - "This notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has suspended certain regulatory requirements for F–1 nonimmigrant students whose country of citizenship... Read More

Tags: f-1 , Nepal , students , earthquake , DHS , ICE

TPS Extended for Nepal (Oct. 26, 2016)
Posted on 26 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 207 / Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - "Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Nepal for Temporary... Read More

EAD Extension for Certain Nepali F-1 Students
Posted on 28 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - "This notice informs the public of the extension of an earlier notice, which suspended certain requirements for F–1 nonimmigrant students whose country of citizenship is the... Read More

Tags: f-1 , Nepal , students

CA2 on Evidence: Urgen v. Holder
Posted on 2 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Petitioner contends that his testimony and evidence were sufficient to establish that he is a stateless Tibetan born in Nepal. Because the Board of Immigration Appeals erroneously required Petitioner to prove his nationality through documentary... Read More

CA10 (unpub.) on Nepal, Maoists, Persecution: Sherpa v. Holder
Posted on 16 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Mr. Sherpa argues that the IJ erred in failing to find a nexus between his past persecution—specifically the severe beating and frequent death threats—and his political opinion. Mr. Sherpa alleges that as a result, the IJ erred in concluding... Read More

TPS for Nepal
Posted on 25 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has designated Nepal for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months, effective June 24, 2015 through December... Read More