On Friday, October 6, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that they were extending the designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the country of Cameroon for 18 months, beginning on December 8, 2023 and ending on June 7, 2025! Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas stated, “The United States will continue to offer safety and protection to Cameroonian nationals who are currently unable to safely return home due to ongoing armed conflict, and extraordinary and temporary conditions including human rights abuses,”
For further details please review the DHS Press Release, “Secretary Mayorkas Announces Extension and Redesignation of Cameroon for Temporary Protected Status“
The Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a foreign country for TPS due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately. USCIS may grant TPS to eligible nationals of certain countries (or parts of countries), who are already in the United States. Eligible individuals without nationality who last resided in the designated country may also be granted TPS.
Source of Information:
DHS (DHS.gov), 10/6/23, Press Release:
USCIS (USCIS.gov), 10/6/23, News Release:
USCIS (USCIS.gov), 10/10/23, Web Page: