With the election of President Trump in November 2016, the fate of a 2012 Obama administration immigration program known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) hangs in limbo. DACA allows a particular group of undocumented minor immigrants, the Dreamers, to obtain a two-year renewable period of deferred action from deportation.
Quiet and humble with an infectious smile and peaceful presence, Chhiring Dorje Sherpa reflects on his adjustment to life here in Steamboat after moving from Nepal.
Chhiring Dorje Sherpa and his family are from Rolwaling Valley located in the east-central part of Nepal. At 16, Chhiring began his life as a Sherpa. He and his brother, Tashi, ultimately formed their own expedition company, Rolwaling Excursions, Ltd. Through guiding a Mt. Everest expedition in 2004, Chhiring met Dr. Eric Meyer who introduced him to Steamboat and played a pivotal role in Chhiring’s family’s move.