The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) granted the designation of Cameroon for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months on April 15, 2022. Only Cameroonians who are already residing in the United States as of Thursday, April 14, 2022, will be eligible for TPS. (TPS) is a form of humanitarian relief for foreigners who would face extreme hardship if they were forced to return to their homeland if it is devastated by armed conflict or natural disasters
In announcing TPS status, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas said:
“The United States recognizes the ongoing armed conflict in Cameroon, and we will provide temporary protection to those in need. Cameroonian nationals currently residing in the U.S. who cannot safely return due to the extreme violence perpetrated by government forces and armed separatists, and a rise in attacks led by Boko Haram, will be able to remain and work in the United States until conditions in their home country improve.”
TPS beneficiary’s Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) forms are automatically extended and should be given to employers to prove that they have continued employment authorization.
An estimated 12,000 Cameroonians will be eligible for TPS status. The department designated TPS for Ukraine in early March, and for Afghanistan on March 16.
When you petition or apply for Temporary Protected Status and other humanitarian defenses and immigration benefits, it is vital to have an experienced advocate by your side. United States immigration laws are complicated and updated frequently. An experienced immigration attorney at Godoy Law Office in Cook and DuPage Counties, Illinois, can review your immigration eligibility and applications or renewals. We review your situation, provide you with the proper forms and help you submit your application. Contact our office or call us at 630-912-0322.