Let us all join a coalition of Nepali groups to support Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Nepali Nationals in the U.S.
Respected International/National/Regional/ State/Student organizations Presidents/Community Leaders and the Nepalese Community of NASeA Region and beyond,
Respected Editors Online/TV/Print Media around the globe,
Greetings from NASeA!
Nepalese community around the world is shocked to hear the natural disaster caused by resent earthquake in Nepal. Our heart and pray to all the family members who lost their loved ones during this tragic incidence and extend our best wishes and speedy recovery to all the injured and sympathy to all those who lost their property during this disaster.
On behalf of NASeA’s External Relations Committee together with President Dr. Ram Chandra Baral, EC members, I take this pleasure to request you all the respected International/National/Regional/State/Student organizations Presidents/Community Leaders to participate and join a coalition of Nepali groups to support Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Nepali nationals in the U.S. Please find the detail information below forwarded by Sonam Dolker Campaign Associate, Adhikaar and let us make our voice heard.
Here is the highlights of the announcement:
TPS is a form of humanitarian aid when an environmental disaster, including specifically an earthquake, has caused a substantial temporary disruption of living conditions. TPS for Nepal would ensure that Nepalis in the U.S. would be protected from deportation and granted work authorization to enable them to continue working and send remittances to Nepal. It could also open up avenues to being able to apply for advance parole which would allow individuals with non-permanent status to travel to Nepal and come back. For a more detailed explanation of TPS and how it will benefit Nepalis, see this fact sheet.
We have four things to ask of you:
- In order to get the Department of Homeland Security and the White House to grant Nepal TPS, they need to hear from community leaders like you. We have drafted a sign-on letter to collect organizational support. If you would like to support this letter to the Department of Homeland Security, please fill out this form.
- Let the Nepali Embassy know that you and your community support TPS and want the Embassy to request TPS for Nepal. Please use this sample letterto write your own support letter to the Nepali embassy and email it email@example.com. The email should be addressed to Narayan Prasad Mainali.
- Please sign this White House petition to support TPS for Nepal. We have 30 days to collect 100,000 signatures to get a response from the White House. Please share within your networks and make sure to sign it yourself.
- And last but not least, please contact your U.S. Representative! We will not be able to win TPS for our Nepali sisters and brothers without YOUR support,and you can make your voice heard by calling your Representative and ask them to support TPS for the Nepali community.
We need to rally together and show the Nepali community’s support for TPS so that the Embassy will make it a priority. We must move fast to help those Nepalis who having pending US visas, and support our country and its people in this time of need.
Please contact Mr. Sonam Dolkar at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions.
With this note, I kindly request you all to spread the news immediately and let us expedite our support to validate the Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Nepali nationals in the U.S.
Always for the community,
Executive Vice President, NASeA
Chair, External Relations Committee, NASeA
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