FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2022
Juan Gastelum, [email protected], 213-375-3149
NILC Statement on the Designation of Cameroon for Temporary Protected Status
WASHINGTON — Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, issued the following statement on the Biden administration’s announcement of the designation of Cameroon for Temporary Protected Status (TPS):
“The designation of Cameroon for TPS is a significant victory which will bring much-needed emotional and economic stability for Cameroonians, and would not have been achieved without the sustained advocacy of Black immigrant leaders. We commend the Biden administration for making these overdue, life-saving protections available for Cameroonians in our country.
“The U.S. still has work to do to address pervasive anti-Black discrimination in our immigration policies, and Black immigrants from countries like Ethiopia and Mauritania have waited far too long for the same protections. We must welcome people seeking safety regardless of where they were born or the color of their skin so that they can thrive and fulfill their full potential in the country they call home.”