Washington, D.C.—Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service joins the Cameroon Advocacy Network in calling on the Biden administration to issue Temporary Protected Status for Cameroon, which would prevent Cameroonian asylum seekers in the United States from being deported to their home country amid active armed conflict, massive displacement, and humanitarian crisis.
The following is a statement from LIRS President and CEO Krish O’Mara Vignarajah:
“It is long past time for the Biden administration to protect Cameroonians in the United States who live in fear of deportation. Extending protections to our Cameroonian friends and neighbors is a moral imperative. We call on Secretary of Homeland Security Mayorkas to use his authority to designate Cameroon for TPS.
Designation of TPS is a critical step not only in protecting Cameroonians, but in addressing racial inequality in our immigration system more broadly. LIRS continues to call on the Biden-Harris administration to examine and redress anti-Black immigrant and refugee policy in order to protect the safety and security of Black immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in the United States.”