Nepal earthquake animal rescue
WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says the organization is joining forces with labor, faith organizations, law enforcement and ethnic groups to push for comprehensive immigration reform.
Tom Donohue said in a speech Thursday that the “door to the American dream must always remain open.”
He says legislation must include a path to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants, border security and expansion of green cards for foreign nationals with advanced degrees, among other steps.
Donohue says he’s spoken to lawmakers in Congress as well as to Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO. He says the chamber hopes to build a large coalition to take advantage of the growing imperative to tackle the issue.
Donohue’s comments came as he detailed the chamber’s priorities this year.
Humane Society International’s Animal Rescue Team deployed to Kathmandu, Nepal on 30th April 2015 to offer emergency animal welfare aid following a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake.
KATHMANDU, NEPAL-- May 1, 2015--Crew from HSI doing assessments and rescue work in the Lalipur District where many houses collapsed and animals died during last week's earthquake.
Calf rescue in Thali, a village outside Kathmandu, Nepal following the earthquake. Photo taken 29 April 2015.
Crew from HSI doing assessments and rescue work in the Lalipur District where many houses collapsed and animals died during last week's earthquake.
Rahul Sehgal, Asia director of the Humane Society International holds an orphaned baby goat in Kalitaar, an agricultural village outside Kathmandu that was severely damaged by the Nepal earthquake. Large scale damage and deaths of livestock across the country means recovery will be difficult for people who were already living below the poverty line.