I’m posting this comment just to once again make the point that we are not a resettlement agency and we are not a part of the government. We are simply a clearinghouse of news (news that hasn’t been glossed over) about the refugee program. We are increasingly hearing from refugees from around the world, often with very personal information asking us to help them get to the US. (We just trash those appeals.)
Twice on our home page we have stated that we have no official role and have asked that we not be contacted to help with a prospective refugee’s appeal.
I’m posting this just to let you know the types of things we hear—this one because he/she hasn’t given out a case number or other private information. I won’t post his/her name. But, I am struck by the fact that the writer has a pretty good command of English and has an e-mail account, so am thinking he/she is not some poor poverty stricken camp dweller.
I would like to know some information regarding the left out Bhutanese People in Nepal. What would be there future, I mean those people who could not get registered because left camp for the living as it was taking time to follow up the procedure.
Also to those people who do not have lost parents after reaching Nepal from Bhutan….
I am also one of them, I do not have father and I was brought by my mother from Bhutan when I was small. And She had to struggled lot for our survival and there was no one to guide her for the registration because she did not know the procedure… She was unsuccessful thought she had tried and had finally given up for the same. My mother passed away few years back living us behind and we do not know anything about our family and our origin… still wondering in Nepal…. Moreover we do not have supporting documents apart from few document from Bhutan related to our school certificates and few other documents which mother happened to preserved.
Please advice on this…..
Readers, the “Bhutanese” are really Nepalese who had lived for a long time in Bhutan. Many were expelled from Bhutan and have lived in camps in Nepal where Nepal won’t repatriate them. So now we are in the process of taking 60,000 over 5 years.
Go here to see the latest numbers. For FY2010 (October 1, 09 to end of Feb. 10) we have taken 5,373 Bhutanese. In FY09 we took 13,452 and in FY08 we took 5,320. It is very likely that most of those refugees now resettled in the US are not working.
I’ve asked this question before, how come these people don’t seem to have a clue about where to apply for refugee status?
Which reminds me! It is the International Organization for Migration that runs the Bhutanese project, here.