On June 24, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security announced that citizens of Nepal and individuals without citizenship but who last habitually resided in Nepal can now apply for “Temporary Protected Status.” http://www.uscis.gov/news/dhs-announces-temporary-protected-status-designation-nepal.

Nepal has experienced a series of severe earthquakes which have damaged critical infrastructure and made returning to Nepal especially difficult.

If you or someone you know from Nepal is present in the United States, you may now apply for TPS, which will provide permission to stay in the United States and, if you choose, to work.  TPS also brings several specific advantages, including in some cases the ability to adjust status.