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Nepalese immigrants, heading to the southern U.S. border in Panama in 2015. Photo: Jan Sochor / Latincontent via Getty Images

The Department of Homeland Security plans to end the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) that gave 9,000 Nepalese nationals legal residency in the U.S. following the devastating earthquake which took place three years ago today, the Washington Post reported.

Why it matters: DHS has already ended these permits for 200,000 Salvadorans, 50,000 Haitians, and for thousands of Nicaraguans and the Sudanese. The Nepal TPS has been in place for a much shorter period of time, but a Trump official told the Post that TPS was "never intended to afford long-term residency to foreigners."

What's next:

  • Anyone protected by the TPS will have one year to make arrangements, before they could face deportation.
  • DHS plans to make a formal announcement on the Nepal TPS in the coming days.
  • DHS will decide whether to extend or cancel the TPS protecting 57,000 Hondurans, which has been in place for almost 20 years, by May 6.

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IOC: Belarus sprinter who sought refuge in Tokyo "safe"

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya of Belarus in 2019. Photo: Ivan Romano/Getty Images

Belarusian Olympian Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who sought refuge in Tokyo, is in the care of Japanese authorities and the UN refugee agency is now involved in her case, an International Olympic Committee official told reporters Monday.

The latest: Officials in Poland and the Czech Republic have offered to help the 24-year-old sprinter, who refused national team orders to board a flight home after being taken to Tokyo's Haneda airport Sunday following her criticism of Belarusian coaches, per Reuters

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Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs of Team Italy crosses the finish line ahead of American Fred Kerley in the men's 100m final on day nine of the Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, on Sunday. Photo: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

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IOC "looking into" American Raven Saunders' Olympic podium gesture

Team USA's Raven Saunders gestures on the podium with her silver medal after competing in the women's shot put event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Sunday. Photo: Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images

The International Olympic Committee is "looking into" U.S. shot-putter Raven Saunders' gesture on the Tokyo Games podium after she won a silver medal, IOC spokesperson Mark Adams told reporters Monday.

Why it matters: Saunders told AP she placed her hands above her head in an "X" formation while on the podium to stand up for "oppressed" people. The IOC has banned protests during the Tokyo Games.