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Extend Immigration Relief (TPS) for Ebola Affected Countries

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On November 20th 2014, The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that those countries from Ebola affected living in the United States qualify for immigration relief known as Temporary Protected Status (TPS).


Registration for Ebola-related TPS ends May 20th 2015. It must be extended till November 20th 2015.


Immigrant groups from Asia, East Europe, Middle East, Latin America and Caribbean enjoy extensive outreach and engagement nationwide.

Unfortunately, DHS has a very poor record of engaging African immigrants. DHS has very limited culturally-sensitive and language appropriate officials, staffers and even materials/documents geared towards the African immigrant community.


With the fast approaching deadline of May 20th 2015, we are calling on the White House and DHS to allocate resources to mobilize Africans and allies across the country on TPS for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.


As Africans in USA, we contribute significantly in our cities and we revitalize neighbors. After months of Ebola stigma, pain and suffering endured my African immigrants in 2014, the least President Obama and Secretary Jeh Johnson can do is allocate resources for sustainable engagement with Africans on TPS for short-term and other immigration priorities for the long term.


Thanks,

 


Cameroon American Council
African Congressional Fellows Program
National African Immigrants and Refugees Health Advocate Program



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