Questions linger about why more hasn't been done to protect undocumented immigrants.

The conversation also comes at a crucial point as media narratives amplify divisions between the two groups.

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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.

"This is the gold standard of how everyone should be treated," UndocuBlack's National Director of Policy and Advocacy Haddy Gassama wrote in an op-ed. "So, we're putting into question why Black migrants, in particular, are not allotted the same level of empathy and humanity."