TPS For Cameroon

For years, Cameroonians in the U.S. have tirelessly mobilized to call attention to the dire and violent political crisis in Cameroon that makes return to Cameroon a life-threatening matter.

On, April 15, 2022, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas responded to the community's well-documented concerns by designating Cameroon for Temporary protected status (TPS).

TPS is a temporary immigration status lasting 18 months at a time that provides protection from deportation and a work permit. Cameroonians who are in the United States as of April 15, 2022 and thereafter will be eligible for this legal lifeline. The process to apply is not open yet! DHS will soon be releasing information on how to apply for TPS.

There are 40,000 Cameroonians currently living in fear of being deported back to the United States. Cameroon is currently going through several social issues such as state-sponsored violence, massive overcrowding, as there 720,000 displaced people in the country as well as another 350,000 refugees from other countries. There is also a civil war going on between the Anglophone and Francophone parts of the country. Together, this is creating precarious country conditions that make it difficult for Cameroonians to return to home.