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H.R. 285 (112th): Pakistani Temporary Protected Status Act of 2011

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jan 12, 2011.

Pakistani Temporary Protected Status Act of 2011 - Expresses the sense of Congress that the extraordinary and temporary conditions caused by flooding in Pakistan qualifies Pakistan for designation under the Immigration and Nationality Act pursuant to which its nationals would be eligible for temporary protected status (TPS) in the United States.

Designates Pakistan as a TPS-eligible country for an initial 12-month period.

Sets forth related TPS eligibility requirements, including continuous U.S. presence since July 22, 2010.

Requires the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to give prior consent to such aliens for temporary trips abroad in emergency and extenuating circumstances.