On April 15, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security announced the designation of Cameroon for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Only individuals who were already living in the US as of April 14, 2022, will be eligible.
A country is designated for TPS when conditions in that country fall into one of the following categories: ongoing armed conflict, environmental disaster, or extraordinary and temporary conditions.
TPS designation is for 18 months, from June 7, 2022 to December 7, 2023. Eligibility requirements include continuous residence since April 14, 2022 and physical presence since June 7, 2022.
According to USCIS, “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.” For more information concerning Temporary Protected Status visit the USCIS website.
If you or a loved one needs help with your Temporary Protected Status (TPS) application, contact the dedicated Immigration Law Team of Chhabra & Gibbs at 601-948-8005 for a Free consultation. Our experienced immigration team can also assist with adjustment of status, citizenship, green card, work permits, spousal cases, deportation, as well as asylum.
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