Bill to Accord Temporary Protection Status to Qualifying Pakistanis Welcomed
“The Pakistan Embassy welcomes the introduction in the House of Representatives of a bill by Representative Al Green (D-Texas) seeking to grant Temporary Protection Status (TPS) to qualifying Pakistani nationals in the US on account of the situation created in Pakistan by the recent floods,” says a press release. It adds:
“The bill has been co-sponsored by Representatives Sheila Jackson Lee, John Conyers, Edolphus Towns, Alcee Hastings, Janice Schakowsky, Bobby Rush, Gregory Meeks and Gene Green.
“The Pakistan Embassy under the guidance of Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and the leadership of Ambassador Husain Haqqani has been consistently advocating grant of Temporary Protection Status to Pakistani nationals in the US and has taken up the matter with US authorities in several meetings. The bill is a timely initiative and consistent with the interests of the United States. It is also an appropriate manifestation of the values and ideals that have made the United States great. We thank Honorable Representative Green and his colleagues for taking the lead on this issue.
“The Embassy hopes that Congress will be able to take action on this important matter and help ease the situation of a large number of Pakistanis in the United States. It will also demonstrate the success of the efforts of both countries to engender better understanding between the citizens of the two countries.”