Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour expressed concern on behalf of the state after India's Ambassador to the United States received a pat-down by airport security in Jackson last week.
In a statement Friday, Barbour assured Ambassador Meera Shankar that he has discussed the issue with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and the Transportation Security Administration. India's foreign minister said that this was the second time in three months that Shankar had undergone a pat-down at a U.S. airport.
Barbour says he wants TSA to change procedures to "help make our visitors feel welcome and safe."