South Asia and Beyond

Relief For Myanmarese Migrants In U.S.

About 1,600 Myanmar nationals who have been in the U.S. since March can stay on, even get work permits. The new rules come in the wake of the Biden administration giving the Myanmar nationals Temporary Protected Status which shields them from deportation. The U.S. has been critical of the military coup that led to the overthrow of the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi and the new rules will allow many Myanmar dissidents and other opposed to the junta to live in the U.S. until conditions in their country improve.

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