New York: US government is likely to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Pakistani American people whose homes have been washed away, and whose families were displaced by the recent ruthless floods.
Congresswoman Yvette Clarke while addressing the ‘3rd annual day of dignity’ organized by the American Council of Minority Women (ACMW) said that families of Pakistanis living in America have been displaced and they can’t return home. She pledged to take up the issue with the relevant authorities so that the people can apply for the TPS facility.
The event began with the recitation of a few verses of the holy Quran.
Yvette Clarke said she will speak up to the secretary department of homeland security within the next week or so, on the issue of granting the TPS for Pakistani American nationals, and hoped that the government will grant this status.
“It’s taking too long, we know that many Pakistanis are here who cannot return. They have nothing to return to because their families have been displaced. We must act urgently,” she said.
“I expect, we will receive TPS, I will keep the community up to date. Once the designation is granted, the people may apply for TPS.” she said.
The congress woman also appreciated the ACMW for organizing the blessed day. She said that ACMW’s services for the community have been ceaseless and selfless on behalf of minority women across the nation.
“Let me thank Bazah Roohi, who has been a leader in our community, and her commitment and focus on human dignity is adorable. She said if 10 more women like Bazah Roohi are in our community , then we will see all us enjoying the fruits of the labor, and no family would be left without having things of necessity in life.
She said gun violence in our community is out of control. In this city and across the nation. I am tired of it, and we all are tired of it. She said the nation has observed many movements of silence to remember those who lost their lives in gun violence. However, the congress has a few months back passed the gun control bill and the president Joe Biden has sighed the same. Much progress has been achieved for the prevention of gun violence.
She said the bipartisan safe community acts to gun control most significant step towards a peaceful future of USA.
Minority children are disproportionally killed by the guns. There is more to be done to protect citizens in the country.
Bazah Roohi the Executive Director and founder of the American Council of Minority Women (ACMW) on this occasion said the first day of dignity was held back in 2020 during the covid-19 period. “This is my favorite event after the Chand Rat.”
Consul General of Pakistan in New York Ayesha Ali also graced the event with her presence. She appreciated Bazah Roohi for doing brilliant work for the community like Back to school, Halal Meat, Chand Rat etc.