Schumer, D-N.Y., is asking the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department to grant temporary protected status to Nepalese nationals now residing in the U.S.
Among those killed was Marisa Eve Girawong, of Edison, New Jersey.
A 7.8 earthquake rocked Nepal on Saturday, killing at least 2,200 people.
In Woodside, Queens, in an area known informally as Little Nepal, immigrants from the nation woke up to the grim news from back home.
Her family said they suspect foul play in Bhoomika Kochhar’s June 15 death, but authorities in Nepal have labeled it a suicide. Rep. Steve Israel has demanded the government there cooperate in a full investigation.
For fifteen years, Elissa Montanti has, in relative obscurity, run the Global Medical Relief Fund from a makeshift office in her walk-in closet.