Pakistan has 60 days to lobby for avoiding American Visa ban


WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has put the nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen  in the list of banned entry  but Pakistanis living in the United States are feeling insecure as the order leaves room for inclusion of their country in the list.

“After the 60-day period described in subsection (d) of this section expires, the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State, shall submit to the President a list of countries recommended for inclusion on a Presidential proclamation that would prohibit the entry of foreign nationals,” says the order signed by President Trump on Friday.

The order titled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” also states that at any point after submitting the second list the Secretary of State or the Secretary of Homeland Security may submit to the President the names of any additional countries recommended for similar treatment.

Fear remains amongst Pakistani Americans that Pakistan and Afghanistan are likely to be the next targets of the Trump Visa ban.

Pakistan has 60 days time period to lobby in the Trump administration to avoid the visa ban for the Pakistani Americans and nationals traveling to United States.

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