To designate Pakistan under section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to permit nationals of Pakistan to be eligible for temporary protected status under such section.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Pakistani Temporary Protected Status Act of 2011''.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
The Congress finds the following: (1) The summer of 2010 produced Pakistan's worst flooding in 80 years. (2) The 2010 Pakistani floods began in July 2010 following heavy monsoon rains in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab, and Balochistan regions of Pakistan and affected the Indus River basin. Flooding began on July 22, 2010, in the province of Baluchistan. (3) According to the United Nations, 20,000,000 people, one-eighth of the population, and nearly 62,000 square miles, one-fifth of the country, have been significantly affected by destruction of property, livelihood, and infrastructure. (4) The Pakistani Government reports that the floods have affected 82 of Pakistan's 122 districts. As a result, more than 12 million people require humanitarian assistance, with nearly 6 million victims lacking access to food, shelter, and water. (5) The Pakistani Government estimates that approximately 1.9 million houses were either damaged or destroyed and nearly 2,000 people have lost their lives. (6) Over 60,000 troops are involved in Pakistan's flood relief operations. (7) The floods severely devastated Pakistan's infrastructure including roads, bridges, schools, health clinics, electricity, and communications. More than 5,000 miles...