New York, NY—Today, the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) commended the Department of Homeland Security’s designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Cameroon. While the NYIC welcomed this long-awaited decision for Cameroon, the organization urged the Administration to issue the Federal Register Notice expeditiously and to develop resources that account for language access needs of the Cameroonian community.
Murad Awawdeh, Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition:
“The Biden administration’s TPS designation for Cameroon is a welcome step forward for the thousands of people and families needing relief. This represents a victory for the Black-led immigrant rights organizations whose relentless advocacy made this designation possible. Refugees and migrants from Cameroon deserve meaningful protections and more extensive support to navigate the inherent challenges that come with migration. The NYIC also urges the Biden administration to extend the same life-saving protection to others at risk of removal to dangerous situations, including those from El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Guinea, Honduras, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Mauritania, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sierra Leone. As Title 42 expulsions and other discriminatory policies continue to endanger migrants, thousands of people cannot be kept waiting for more meaningful relief—our leaders and this administration must step up and meet this crisis with decisive and comprehensive action.”