‘Food stamp’ revocation decision turns beneficiaries wary ahead of April 1 deadline December 9, 2019
N24 Correspondent, PHILADELPHIA: Ramesh Rai (name changed) was a minor when he came to the U.S. with his parents under a refugee settlement program of the Bhutanese refugees. He and his family received the food assistance or the food stamps popularly known as the EBT (electronic benefits transfer)..
KATHMANDU: The United States Embassy in Nepal has made it clear that a health insurance will no more be a requirement for the Nepalese citizens to get a visa for the U.S. and that this new arrangement is in accordance with a new ruling from a U.S. court of law. Speaking at a Town Hall meeting..
Elizabeth Warren says she’s open to moratorium on deportations as part of immigration negotiations November 9, 2019
By Gregory Krieg and Leyla Santiago, (CNN): Sen. Elizabeth Warren said on Friday that she would consider placing a moratorium on deportations as a bargaining maneuver to pressure Congress into action on immigration reform. She was asked about the possibility during a forum in North Carolina hosted..
Temporary Protected Status extended for 6 countries including Nepal November 1, 2019
WASHINGTON: United State Department of Homeland Security (DHS) extending the validity of TPS-related documentation for beneficiaries under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan through Jan. 4, 2021. Friday's announcement..
Truth vs. Trump on Immigration October 24, 2019
Webster’s Dictionary defines “emergency” as “a sudden, urgent, usually unexpected occurrence requiring immediate action.” By that standard, US President Donald Trump’s claim that the United States faces an immigration emergency is simply not credible. Immigrants have been coming to the..
Trump Administration Immigration Policy And Its Impact. An Analysis Of Canadian Job Market For Skill Immigration October 21, 2019
Donald Trump’s rhetoric is primarily focused on immigration and there have been some notable shifts in the policy after he was elected. What are these changes and why are they important? How does this relate to immigration Canada? Read on to find out. Immigration Policy of Donald Trump One of..
A Medical Assessment of Trump’s Asylum Policy October 5, 2019
In a stuffy attic-turned-office in Tijuana, Mexico, Juan (his name has been changed to protect his identity) described the harrowing events that drove him to flee his home in Guatemala, travel thousands of miles by foot, and request asylum in the United States. As emergency physicians at a Los..
US ban on asylum seekers disqualified most immigrants September 27, 2019
Elliot Spagat, Tijuana, Mexico, (AP): Julio Lopez and his family faced a decision when they reached the U.S. border to seek asylum: cross illegally or follow government instructions to stay in Mexico, even if it meant waiting for months. The Salvadoran family waited for their chance to make their..
Lawsuit Challenges End of Immigrant Medical Relief Program September 5, 2019
BY PHILIP MARCELO, BOSTON (AP): Civil rights groups sued President Donald Trump's administration Thursday over its decision to stop considering requests from immigrants seeking to remain in the country for medical treatment and other hardships. The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts..
Crimes by Illegal Immigrants Widespread Across U.S.—Sanctuaries Shouldn’t Shield Them September 4, 2019
The decision by a California appeals court Friday overturning the conviction of an illegal immigrant who shot and killed Kate Steinle in San Francisco in 2015 once again put the national spotlight on the serious problem of crimes committed by people in the U.S. illegally. The appeals court in San..
Closing the Refugee Education Gap August 30, 2019
Nowadays, making an investment – whether in shares, bonds, property, gold, lottery tickets, or the latest startup – is quick and easy. But when it comes to investments in people, the dividends are not always as clear, nor is the means by which one can measure the returns. One might be doubly..
Migrants, babies rescued at sea as survivors say six drowned August 28, 2019
ROME, (AFP): A charity ship rescued some 100 migrants in the Mediterranean Wednesday, including 22 small children who had survived their foundering dinghy being pummelled by a wave fellow occupants said drowned six people. Charity Mediterranea Saving Humans said the survivors were taken aboard the..
The Power of Cash for Refugees August 23, 2019
The world is experiencing the highest levels of forced migration on record. Conflict, natural disasters, and other emergencies have driven more than 70 million people from their homes, about 26 million of whom have become refugees. They often endure long and treacherous journeys, after which they..
TPS Holders Urge 9th Circuit to Maintain Injunction Preventing Trump Administration from Terminating the Legal Status of 400,000 People August 15, 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA: On August 14, at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, TPS holders defended the preliminary injunction which prevents the government from terminating their humanitarian legal status. The Ninth Circuit considered the Trump Administration’s challenge to a district court order which..
Nepal lawmakers seek guarantee of citizen’s right to privacy August 12, 2019
KATHMANDU: The State Affairs and Good Governance Committee under the House of Representatives today completed clause-wise deliberations on the bill relating to the National ID Card and Registration. The meeting directed to the Home Ministry's officials to revise the bill by incorporating feedback..