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U.S is likely to grant temporary legal status to Pakistanis living in America: Senator Bob Menendez’s Chief of Staff assures APPAC

The proposed facility will facilitate Pakistanis in U.S, who do not have legal immigration documents

New York: US Senator Bob Menendez’s Chief of Staff has assured the American Pakistani Public Affairs  Committee (APPAC) that the Biden administration will soon grant temporary legal status to Pakistanis living in the US.

After receiving TPS status, Pakistanis living in the US who do not have legal immigration documents will be given temporary legal status for a specific period, and the facility may extend further.

The American Pakistani Public Affairs Committee had an important meeting with the Chief of Staff of Senator Bob Menendez in this regard.

In this meeting APPAC Chairman Dr. Ijaz Ahmed, Board Member Dr. Inamul Haq, Mrs. Fakhira Haq, Dr. Mahmood Alam, Professor Faizanul Haq, Asad Chaudhary and Imtiaz Rahi were present.

In the meeting, Dr. Ijaz Ahmed informed Senator Bob Menendez Chief of Staff about the flood disasters in Pakistan.

In view of the flood situation, there was a detailed discussion regarding the provision of temporary legal status by the Biden administration and the Department of Homeland Security to Pakistanis living in the United States who do not have legal documents.

US Senator told the APPAC team that Bob Menendez along with his other congressional colleagues, has been in contact with the Biden administration on the issue of TPS for Pakistanis and is also doing special work on the issue.

He has assured that the Biden administration will soon give temporary legal status to Pakistan. After receiving TPS status, Pakistanis living in the US who do not have legal immigration documents are granted temporary legal status for a specified period. The status will be granted and extension is also possible.

APPAC expressed the expectation that Pakistan will be granted TPS status for at least three years in the first phase.

Earlier, Dr. Ijaz Ahmed said that one-third of the country has been subjected to flood water and destruction, more than 1500 citizens and 1.3 million cattle have been killed while the population of 30 million is affected by the flood so far.

He said the restoration will require billions of dollars.

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