Temporary Protected Status for Nepal

Last Updated

March 29, 2018

This backgrounder was prepared with assistance from Hira Ahmed and Selene Nafisi, J.D. candidates at the New York University School of Law’s Global Justice Clinic

The current 18-month grant of Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for approximately 9,000 Nepali TPS holders will expire on June 24, 2018 unless extended by the secretary of Homeland Security.[1] By statute, the DHS secretary must decide whether to extend, terminate or redesignate TPS for Nepal by April 25, 2018.[2]