By N24 Correspondent, WASHINGTON DC:- The number of Nepalis receiving asylum in the United States has reached 10,000 as of December, 2020, according to data compiled by the Executive Office for Immigration Review.
In 2020, the American courts granted approvals to asylum petitions of 322 Nepalis, while 627 asylum petitions of Nepalis were approved in 2019.
Little more than 5,000 cases of Nepalis were approved by the American courts of law, while little less than 5,000 cases were approved by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
The number of asylum cases being approved by the USCIS, however, is on a decreasing trend for the Nepalis. For instance, in 2020, only 50 cases of Nepalis were approved, while in 2019, this number went down to 36.
In 2010, the USCIS approved 408 asylum cases of Nepalis, followed by 415 in 2011, 580 in 2012, 474 in 2013, 263 in 2014, 355 in 2015, 235 in 2016, 147 in 2017 and 91 in 2018.
More than 5,000 cases of Nepalis are still pending at the US courts of law, while many cases are under the USCIS’s consideration for an approval or a disapproval.