Southern Cameroons Crisis: US designates Cameroon for TPS, expands employment options for Anglophone students
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas has designated Cameroon for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, from June 7, 2022 through December 7, 2023.
The registration period for eligible individuals to submit TPS applications will run for that same period, from June 7, 2022 through December 7, 2023. Eligible individuals will also be able to apply for TPS-related employment authorization documents (EADs) and travel permission during this time.
DHS has also announced that it will suspend certain employment authorization rules for Cameroonian students in F-1 status who are experiencing severe economic hardship as a direct result of the crises in Cameroon.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas has designated Cameroon for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, from June 7, 2022 through December 7, 2023. According to a Federal Register notice that will be published tomorrow, the designation will permit eligible Cameroonian nationals and those with no nationality who last habitually resided in Cameroon to file for TPS and for a related employment authorization document (EAD) and travel permission (known as advance parole). DHS and the Department of State have deemed the designation warranted due to the ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary temporary conditions related to security and human rights in Cameroon.
Relatedly, DHS is also suspending certain employment authorization rules for Cameroonians in F-1 status who are experiencing severe economic hardship due to the ongoing crises in the country. An advance copy of the Federal Register notice implementing that change is available.
TPS eligibility and application process for Cameroonian applicants
Relaxed employment authorization rules for certain Cameroonian students in F-1 status
Culled from Fragomen.com