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Posted on 10-19-22 7:41 PM     Reply [Subscribe]
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Keshav Raj Bhattarai and his wife came to the United States in May of 2015 around the time a 7.8-magnitude earthquake tore through Nepal, killing thousands and leaving much of their home city of Kathmandu in rubble.
They had not intended to stay in the U.S., and only came to celebrate their son’s graduation from a medical fellowship program in Pittsburgh. But in June of 2015, the Obama administration designated Nepal for Temporary Protected Status, based on the devastation from the earthquake. Keshav and his family were relieved to be able to apply for and receive TPS while their country was struggling to rebuild.
But in 2018, President Trump removed protections for Nepal while the country was still recovering from the massive damage caused by the earthquake, in addition to other problems.
“We were receiving TPS continuously and when we got the information that the Trump government had suddenly terminated TPS, we were very discouraged.”
Keshav is a lead plaintiff in a companion case to the Ramos litigation – Bhattarai v. Mayorkas — which challenges the Trump administration’s terminations of TPS for Nepal and Honduras. While his immediate fight is to keep TPS, Keshav also hopes to win more permanent protections and stay in the U.S. long term with his wife and son.
“We are in a very critical situation, full of chaos, but we still are hopeful that the government, which works for people, will certainly make a decision in our favor. Though we are hopeful, we have fears of deportation; there is a constant fear that we might get deported.”

Posted on 10-19-22 9:54 PM     [Snapshot: 72]     Reply [Subscribe]
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What I don’t get from this message is how did the earthquake personally affect Mr Bhattarai? Did his house in Kathmandu got damaged and is unlivable? Did his livelihood get affected in Nepal? That fact may generate more sympathy. His son graduating from medical fellowship program is not going to help his cause if people compare him against those that lost everything due to earthquake in places like Sindupalchowk and will never be able to make it to the US to demand TPS.
Posted on 10-23-22 7:57 PM     [Snapshot: 407]     Reply [Subscribe]
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@chicagoan- maybe it affected him in a different way but then if he hadn't filed the lawsuit then the people who are on TPS would have lost their only means of living and working here in USA. Yes there are other ways too but for other Nepalis who were out of status, TPS has been a blessing. They are able to work and travel back to visit their family.

Trust me the auto extension has helped me and other Nepalese with TPS in so many ways. I've been able to send money back to my family to build my house from scratch which was in a very bad state after the aftershock. So let's just hope that TPS for Nepal gets extended because Nepal still gets frequent earthquakes ranging from 4+ magnitude.
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Your words just touched me! You sending money back home and building your house from scratch. Well, I hope you will always be able to fulfil your aspirations and dreams. I pray that TPS gets extended for people with genuine desires like yours.
Good luck and keep up your selfless desires!

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I also pray tps gets extended for people with genuine desires like yours

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