UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT GRANTS TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS TO IMMIGRANTS FROM CAMEROON
Our Voiceless Advocacy (VOCAD) US correspondent in a report said, President Joe Biden’s administration granted a Temporary Protected Status to Cameroonian immigrants living in the country. The decision was made public on April 15 2022. The Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas testified in the US Congress during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. This decision was influenced by two principal reasons: The current armed conflict in Southern Cameroons ravaging lives, property and causing a lot of internally displaced persons and the persistent terrorist attacks by the Islamic group Boko Haram in Northern Cameroun. The decision is expected to benefit immigrants still in immigration proceedings and who could stand the risk of deportation while the conflict is far from obtaining a negotiated settlement, they are also eligible to apply for work permits. The move which is expected to benefit close to 40.000 Cameroonians living in US, will only apply to those already in US by Thursday April 14 2022.
This is an outright recognition of the conflict opposing the La Republique du Cameroun and Southern Cameroons as a conflict which needs to be worldwide attention and put on the international agenda just as the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Prior to the current designation of TPS for Cameroon, other countries like Afghanistan, Ukraine, Sudan, Haiti and South Sudan had already benefited from such protection.
It should be noted that Voiceless Advocacy (VOCAD) was one of the Humanitarian Organizations at the origin of petitions for TPS at the US Congress, US State Department and multiple peaceful protests at public edifies in Washington DC and In front of the White House. See pictures below.