Black-led immigration groups, notably Cameroon Advocacy Network and the Haitian Bridge Alliance, have been at the forefront of pressing for TPS designation for Cameroonians.
As the Biden administration perpetuates its own version of anti-Blackness within the U.S. immigration system, any call for the protection of Ukrainian refugees is hypocritical without specifically acknowledging the experiences of Black migrants both in the U.S. and in Ukraine.
Sen. Cory Booker and Rep. Cori Bush led 100 members of Congress in an open letter to the president requesting that he reverse "inhumane immigration policies," including the continuation of the Trump administration's interpretation of a policy known as Title 42.
The U.S. government had a stern warning in no uncertain terms for any Haitians considering trying to flee and seek asylum in the U.S. following the assassination of the island nation's president: Don't do it.
In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the senators called for Haitians in the U.S. to remain under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation.
Critics feel that prior to the election, ICE ramped up deportations and abuse among Black asylum seekers, as an estimated 16,000 immigrants from the Caribbean and Africa are being held in detention centers across the U.S.
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