US likely to immigrate 3000 Tibetan refugees as a bipartisan legislation to provide visas to Tibetan refugees was introduced in US Congress. Two US lawmakers reintroduced the Refugee Assistance Act in the US Congress to ease the burden of Tibetan refugee settlements in India and Nepal.
“A bipartisan legislation to provide visas to Tibetans was reintroduced in US Congress by two lawmakers, saying it will help the overburdened Tibetan settlements in India and Nepal.” said the report in The Tribune on Thursday. The Tibetan Refugee Assistance Act proposes to provide US immigration visas to eligible Tibetan refugees from Tibetan settlements in India and Nepal.
“The United States has a long record of giving humanitarian assistance to other countries in need, including providing refuge to those persecuted abroad,” said Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, who reintroduced the Act in the House of Representatives on Tuesday along with Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren.
“The United States has a long record of giving humanitarian assistance to other countries in need, including providing refuge to those persecuted abroad,” he said according to the report.
“After the devastation of the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, it is even more necessary for displaced Tibetans to be recognised by the United States for refugee assistance and afforded protection under US law,” Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren according to the report.
China’s forceful invasion of Tibet in 1959 that ultimately led to fleeing of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to exile led formed the Tibetan struggle outside Tibet in exile. The law makers acknowledged the Tibetans effort in preservation their cultural traditions in exile. The objective behind the initiative to send 3000 Tibetan refugees to US is to ease the challenges incurred upon the host nations.