The Department of Homeland Security has announced the designation of Cameroon for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months.
The designation is based on the ongoing armed conflict in Cameroon. Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas stated, “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.”
Only individuals who have continuously resided in the United States as of April 14, 2022, will be eligible for TPS under this designation. Individuals who attempt to travel to the United States after that date will not be eligible for TPS.
The TPS designation will go into effect on the publication date of the forthcoming Federal Register notice, which will provide instructions for applying for TPS and an Employment Authorization Document. TPS applicants must meet all eligibility requirements and undergo security and background checks.