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TPS Resolution Passed by Jersey City Council on February 14th (2018): Best Valentine’s gift ever to Nepalis in the USA PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Pradeep Pariyar Thapa Magar   
Thursday, 15 February 2018 01:30

Exclusive: 4 photos, 1 video: New Jersey- City of Jersey City Municipal Council has passed TPS Resolution #18-153, Z42 today on Valentine’s Day- February 14th, 2018 to support Extension of Temporary Protection Status (TPS) for Nepalis in the USA and urged Department of Homeland Security to maintain the TPS at City Council Chambers, Jersey City, NJ, USA. Currently, there are 14,791 Nepali TPS work permit holders in USA.

Nepali American after TPS Resolution passed by Jersey City Council on February 14, 2018. Photos by Pradeep Pariyar Thapa

Jersey City had become the first and only U.S. city by passing the TPS Resolution #15.403 on May 27th, 2015 for Nepalis in USA whose families were affected by a 7.8 magnitude of devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015 which killed more than 8 thousands lives and more than 2 million people affected. Nepalis in USA was granted TPS Status by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on June 24, 2015. It was renewed on October 26, 2016 which will expire on June 24, 2018.

Dr. Bishnu Maya Pariyar, Advisor to the Mayor of Jersey City, Diversity and Inclusion Board and Jersey City Nepali Community (JCNC) have played pivotal role to passed the TPS resolution. Dr. Pariyar thanked Council President Rolando Lavarro Jr. and entire City Council for passing the TPS Resolution for Nepalis residing in the United States.

Jersey City is also one of the sanctuary cities that declared itself as sanctuary city on February 9th, 2017 for immigrants regardless of their status.

-Pradeep Pariyar Thapa Magar in Jersey City


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