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H.R. 2033 (114th): Nepal Temporary Protected Status Act of 2015

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About the bill

The Nepal Temporary Protected Status Act of 2015 was sponsored by Rep. Al Green (D-TX9) as a congressional response to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Nepal on April 25, 2015. It would allow nationals of Nepal that have been in the United States since the day of the earthquake to register for temporary protected status with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), allowing them to obtain an appropriate work permit. Temporary protected status would last 18 months starting from the enactment of the Act. Those with temporary protected status that need to leave the United States for a short period of time due to uncontrollable circumstances would be able to request permission from DHS to maintain their status upon their return.

Sponsor and status

Al Green

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 27, 2015
Length: 3 pages
Apr 27, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 27, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.



Apr 27, 2015

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H.R. 2033 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2033. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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