The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today the designation of Cameroon for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. Only individuals who are already residing in the United States as of April 14, 2022, will be eligible for TPS. “The United States recognizes the ongoing armed conflict in Cameroon, and we will provide temporary protection to those in need,” said Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas. “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. ”This marks the first time the Secretary of DHS will permit qualifying nationals of Cameroon to remain temporarily in the United States pursuant to a TPS designation of that country. Individuals eligible for TPS under this designation must have continuously resided in the United States since April 14, 2022. Individuals who attempt to travel to the United States after April 14, 2022, will not be eligible for TPS. If you, or someone you know, needs help through the immigration process, please call Cella & Associates on our national toll-free number 877.583.7080 and we will schedule a confidential consultation with one of our attorneys via WhatsApp, Skype, Telephone or Zoom. In addition to English, consultations can be in Albanian, Italian, Russian, Portuguese or Spanish. Visit our website at www.cellalaw.com or email us at inquiries@cellalaw.com.

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