Immigration judges headed to 12 U.S. cities to speed deportations

By Julia Edwards Ainsley, WASHINGTON, (REUTERS): The U.S. Justice Department is developing plans to temporarily reassign immigration judges from around the country to 12 cities to speed up deportations of illegal immigrants who have been charged with crimes, according to two administration officials. How many judges will be reassigned and when they will be sent is still under review, according to the officials, but the Justice Department has begun soliciting volunteers for deployment. The..

After Hawaii, Maryland Judge Now Puts A Nationwide Hold On Travel Ban

HONOLULU, (REUTERS): Granting the temporary restraining order, in response to a lawsuit by the state of Hawaii, United States (US) District Judge Derrick Watson found on Wednesday that "a reasonable, objective observer ... would conclude that the executive order was issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion." Earlier today, US District Judge Theodore Chuang issued a nationwide preliminary injunction in a similar case in Maryland brought by refugee resettlement agencies,..

Washington State includes Nepali in its academic curriculum

LOS ANGELES: The State Government in Washington of America has included Nepali in the curriculum of academic institutions. Nepali American Activist Mohan Gurung, Commissioner of the State Commission of Washington for Asia Pacific Affairs, said with this decision of the Washington government, academic institutions there have included the Nepali as the optional subject in the curriculum of higher secondary education targeting Nepali students. Gurung, said the US-based academic institutions..

H1B visa reform bill introduced in House of Representatives, minimum pay doubled to $130,000

House Bill “High Skilled Integrity and Fairness Act of 2017, introduced by Congressman Zoe Lofgren, DOUBLES THE H-1B SALARY TO $130,000 and consists of the following critical elements: Legislation has been introduced in the US House of Representatives which among other things calls for more than doubling the minimum salary of H-1B visa holders to $130,000, making it difficult for firms to use the program to replace American employees with foreign workers. Dependent employer shall pay..

Washington State Sues Donald Trump Over Immigration Order

SEATTLE, (AP): Washington state's attorney general says he is suing President Donald Trump over an executive order that suspended immigration from seven countries with majority-Muslim populations and sparked nationwide protests. Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced his lawsuit Monday, becoming the first state attorney general to announce a legal action against the Trump administration over one of its policies. Trump signed an executive order Friday that suspends all immigration for..

ANA sets up interim executive committee

LOS ANGELES: The Board of Trustee of the Association of Nepalese in America (ANA) has formed an interim executive committee as per a decision of the Board’s meeting on December 26, 2016. The decision will be effective from January 7, 2016 onward, according to a statement released by the Board. The interim executive committee will work until July 4th to be replaced by a new full fledged committee through an election. The last full fledged committee expired on January 6 paving way for the..

Nepali speaking students to receive additional credit for studying Nepali language in Fairfax, Virginia

VIRGINIA: The Fairfax County in Virginia, the United States, has decided that the students who want to study Nepali language will be granted an additional credit in their studies. This opportunity has been provided to Nepali students following a decision of the County that recognizes Nepali language among the 26 languages listed by the County. The experience and capacity of a student in their mother tongue, i.e. Nepali, will be tested through an international language qualification exam for..

Black and Foreign Lives Matter: Ending Gun Violence Requires Ending War

Happy Human Rights Day, and what ever happened to the right to life? We need to stop imagining that when wars come home to the land of their creators that the suffering created is something separate from war. And we need to stop imagining that racist cruelty at home doesn't fuel the distant wars. Imagine a country in which people condemn gun violence and police violence while actively pushing for a new cold war with Russia or urging the bombing of Syria or cheering a string of drone murders..

Donald Trump To Name Ex-Marine John Kelly As Homeland Security Chief: Reports

NEW YORK, (AFP): President-elect Donald Trump has decided to name retired Marine Corps General John Kelly, a veteran of combat in Iraq, to lead the Department of Homeland Security, US media said on Wednesday. Mr Kelly would be the third retired general - all of them former Marines - to be named to cabinet-level positions in Mr Trump's administration. The impending appointment was widely reported in the US media but not confirmed by Trump's transition office, apparently because Mr Kelly is out..

A Tale of Advocate GC, an NRNA Campaigner and Guardian of Nepali Americans

N24 Correspondent, NEW YORK: If somebody just calls him a law practitioner, it would be an injustice to him. He is undisputedly the first Nepali to earn tremendous name and money through legal profession in the U.S. and that's why he is called a super lawyer. He is none other than senior advocate Khagendra GC. His introduction is not limited to this, though. GC is the person who worked as an active campaigner and united all Nepalis living in Europe, America and Australia through the..

‘Nepali for Hillary’ conducts voter registration camp in Baltimore

BALTIMORE: The 'Nepali for Hillary' – an organization which has been campaigning for U.S. presidential candidate from Hillary Clinton of Democratic Party, has completed a voter registration camp in Towson of Baltimore, Maryland on October 16, 2016. Following the event, a brief program was organized at the office of Democratic Party in Baltimore. Addressing the function, Robbie Leonard, party chief of Baltimore County, praised Nepali community for their work. "We appreciate the work you have..

A Celebrity Who Loves Her Root’s

Despite being born and raised in Singapore, she was never far from her Nepali roots as a Gurkha’s daughter. Excelling both academically and in extracurricular activities since young age, Jubi Gauchan attended top schools in Singapore, pursuing science and completed her A-Level there. She then came to the US for further studies. She first acted when she was 8 and started dancing and emceeing at 11. She also got her Black belt, 1st Dan, in Kyokushin Karate when she was 14, amongst awards in..

Big relief for Nepalese immigrants In the US: Homeland Security extends TPS

Purushottam Dhakal, LOS ANGELES: Thousands of Nepalese immigrants, uncertain of their legal status in the US before 24 December, 2016, received some good news on Tuesday: They won’t face deportation, the TPS is extended for 18 months, till 24 June, 2018. The decision was published in the Department of Homeland Security website stating that the Temporary Protected Status, (TPS) for Nepalese immigrants has been extended for 18-months. The announcement affects thousands of Nepalese immigrants..

Luna makes it big in the U.S.

NEW YORK: A Nepali rights activist Luna Ranjit has made a name for herself in the United States, as the New York City Mayor Office has observed September 28 as Luna Ranjit Day in honor of the untiring fighter for rights. Luna is one of the founders of Adhikaar, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the cause of Nepali and Nepali language speaking immigrants in the U.S. Luna is also entitled to get this year's the Grinnel Prize, as per an announcement. The Grinnell College Innovator for..

Everything happens for a Reason :: By Anusha Karki

On Tuesday the 8th of July, I was born in Biratnagar, Nepal. For few years, I was raised by my grandparents Naranath Prasai and Rewati Maya Prasai with the help of my aunts while my mom was finishing her N.I.S Diploma Course in Athletics in Kolkata, India which our family is very proud of while my dad was working to provide us shelter and food. Living with my grandparents was one of the best parts of my childhood because I got to see what my mother's parents were like. My grandfather never..

Amrit achieve Takewondo master in the US

LOS ANGELES: There is a saying “The starting point of all achievement is desire.” We all have some sort of desires in life, but everyone can’t afford to stick to their desires. Success happens to those who believe & stand on their dreams. Things weren’t easy in the beginning for 28 years old Taekwondo player Mr. Amrit Mahato. Taekwondo is a Korean martial art in which competitors score points by punching to their opponent’s chest or kicking to their opponent’s chest or head...

Preparation complete for NRNA-North America Regional Conference in New Jersey

NEW YORK: The 9th regional conference of the International Coordination Council of Non-Resident Nepali Association is taking place in New Jersey of the United States of America. The conference is going to be organized on August 27-28 with the slogan 'NRNA Vision 20 and Beyond'. The venue for the regional conference is Hilton Hotel in the Garden State of New Jersey. Convener of the 9th NRNA Regional Conference & RC Americas Sonam Lama informed about completion of the preparation at a..

NRN Canada approves future plans and Policies in its 9th AGM

TORONTO: NRN Canada held its 9th General Assembly in the City of Montreal on August 6, 2016. Nepalese Ambassador to Canada and Cuba Kali Prasad Pokharel inaugurated the assembly. President of NRN Canada Tulasi Sapkota welcomed the guests. All guests were accommodated in the homes of Nepalese languishing in Montreal. Delegates strongly advocated for Right people at the right place policy. NRN Canada Advisor Muga Rajbhandari made mockery of the personnel who do nothing but continue occupying..


Bijaya Ghimire, COLORADO: Binod Chaudhary, Nepal's sole billionaire in the Forbes list, is planning to expand his business in the United States. His Choudhary Group has investment in some hotels in New York but Binod is not fully satisfied. He has plans to expand market for his group’s popular noodle brand Wai wai in the US market by installing its own factory here in America and dreams about establishing one IT company in the US silicon valley. But it is said that Chasing the Silicon..

In a first, US bracing for a woman or a tycoon in White House up next

Purushottam Dhakal, LOS ANGELES: Stage is being set for electoral contest to elect a new US president on November 8 with the Republican party fielding Donald Trump while the Democratic partyhas nominated Hillary Clinton, celebrity spouse of celebrated former President, Bill Clinton. The Democratic party convention in Philadelphia as the epicenter of everything that counts as action, drama and political hype, with Bill coming up with rousing speech identifying himself with Hillary someone who..

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