Bill S. 656 Re-introduced By Senator Jack Reed Could Provide Permanent Residency For Thousands Of Liberians Residing In The United States

The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia
February 23, 2007


Senator Jack Reed has re-introduced S. 656. The Senate bill which is intended to provide permanent residency to Liberians was introduced by the Rhode Island Senator, a staunch "friend" of Liberians on Thursday, February 15, 2007.

According to Ms. Liz King, Senator Reed's Legislative Assistant, the Senator is also working with the Immigration subcommittee on the Judiciary Committee to ensure that permanent residency for Liberians is included in the Comprehensive Immigration bill that will likely be considered by the Senate in the next few months.

Ms King said "between this bill and S. 656, Senator Reed will do all that is possible to address the Liberians’ situation since TPS will be terminated this fall."

Mr. Mohamedu F. Jones, one of the Liberian liaisons with Senator Reed's office is calling on Liberians to contact their senators to tell them to cosponsor S. 656. Mr. Jones also indicated that it is anticipated that Rep. Senator Patrick Kennedy, also of Rhode Island, will introduce a companion bill in the House of Representatives.

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