“This win would not have been possible if not for the tireless organizing efforts of this inspiring community of Black advocates.”
San Antonio, TX — In response to the news today that the Biden-Harris Administration granted temporary protected status (TPS) for Cameroonians, Allen Morris, Policy and Government Affairs Strategist at RAICES released the following statement:
“Congratulations to our friends at Haitian Bridge and Cameroon Advocacy Network for securing this victory for Cameroonians in the U.S. This win would not have been possible if not for the tireless organizing efforts of this inspiring community of Black advocates. We are proud to celebrate their perseverance alongside the 40,000 Cameroonians who are an integral part of our nation and local communities.
“Granting temporary protected status for Cameroonians was the morally right decision given the numerous humanitarian crises and human rights violations in the country. Cameroonian families belong together and deserve to live with dignity and safety. With this new designation, we call even louder on the Biden-Harris administration to immediately cease all deportations and expulsions of Cameroonians and ensure community members are able to apply for TPS as quickly as possible.
“Today, we celebrate Black organizers’ efforts to keep our communities safe. In celebration, we also uplift communities who would also greatly benefit from TPS including Nationals of Ethiopia, Mauritania, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. TPS for Cameroonians and others uprooted due to violence is a critical act to implementing a truly equitable and just immigration system for all.”
###The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees. Learn more at raicestexas.org.