PRESS CALL ADVISORY: New Survey Shows Nepali TPS Holders Make Significant Contributions to U.S. Economy and Society

Washington, D.C. — Nepali Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders have a deeper sense of security under this status and have been able to thrive and contribute fully to the U.S economy and society. On September 2020, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the district court decision in Ramos v. Nielsen, clearing the path for the Trump administration to terminate TPS for several countries, including Nepal. Ending these protections would be counterproductive and would even put lives at risk. TPS has provided work authorization and protection from deportation to approximately 14,800 Nepali individuals in the United States since 2015.

Please join us in this press briefing to discuss the results of the largest survey conducted on Nepali TPS holders and to analyze their contributions to American economy and society.

WHO: 
Panelists:
Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY)

Tom K. Wong, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; Associate Professor of Political Science and Founding Director of the U.S. Immigration Policy Center, University of California, San Diego

Pabitra Khati Benjamin, Executive Director, Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice

Moderator:
Silva Mathema, Associate Director of Policy on the Immigration team, Center for American Progress

WHEN:
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. EST

WHAT:
Press briefing to discuss the results the largest survey conducted on Nepali TPS holders

Please RSVP here. Details to join the call will be provided upon confirmation.