Links to Information and Resources on Cameroon

By Frances Kelley

Here is useful background on the Cameroon situation. The Independent and Aljazeera, among other newspapers and media, are providing constant updates.

Genocide Watch alert status for Cameroonhttps://www.genocidewatch.com/cameroon
Genocide Watch 10 stageshttps://www.genocidewatch.com/tenstages
Amnesty Press Release 10-9https://www.amnestyusa.org/press-releases/the-u-s-must-not-deport-people-to-cameroon/
Raices fact sheet on discrimination against Black immigrantshttps://www.raicestexas.org/2020/07/22/black-immigrant-lives-are-under-attack/
Senate Resolution Cameroonhttps://www.foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/09-08-20%20Cameroon%20Resolution.pdf
State Department Country Report Cameroonhttps://www.state.gov/reports/2019-country-reports-on-human-rights-practices/cameroon/
Travel Advisory Cameroon 9-28https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/cameroon-travel-advisory.html
Letter to Omni 10-21 from TASSC & other groupshttps://laaidorg.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/db823-lettertoomniairinternationalceo.pdf
8-26 CRCL letter from SPLC, FFI, CAC, ISLAhttps://www.splcenter.org/sites/default/files/8.26.20_crcl_letter.pdf
10-7 CRCL letter from SPLC & FFIhttps://laaidorg.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/b164f-recrclcomplaintice27suseoftorturetocoerceimmigrantstosignimmigrationdocumentsatadamscountycorrectionalfacility.pdf
9-18 letter to Congress from CAC, ILRC & othershttps://www.ilrc.org/sites/default/files/resources/74_organizations_nationally_demand_transparency_on_cameroonian_detention_.pdf
Letter to OIG 11-11 from Sens. Van Hollen, Markey, Gillibrand, & Warrenhttps://www.vanhollen.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/201111%20Senate%20Letter%20to%20OIG%20Cuffari.pdf
Letter to ICE 11-12 from Reps. Thompson, Maloney, Rice, Raskin, Cooperhttps://oversight.house.gov/sites/democrats.oversight.house.gov/files/2020-11-12.Thompson%20CBM%20Rice%20JR%20Cooper%20to%20Pham-ICE%20re%20Agency%20Policy.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2_8od4PfmhcoOzWf0SmJ1fi_g3Y_bi58Yd_Ova0o0XjRFiFMTedXqYL4Y
Press Release 10-28 Sens. Van Hollen, Coons, Markey, Cardinhttps://www.vanhollen.senate.gov/news/press-releases/van-hollen-colleagues-call-on-trump-administration-to-halt-deportation-of-cameroonian-asylum-seekers
Letter to DHS 10-28 from Sens. Van Hollen, Coons, Markey, Cardinhttps://www.vanhollen.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/201028%20Cameroon%20Letter_Signed.pdf
Press Release 11-10 by Rep. Bass & othershttps://bass.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/members-issue-joint-statement-regarding-pending-deportations
Letter 10-13 to ICE from Reps. Castro, Omar, & Richmondhttps://twitter.com/JoaquinCastrotx/status/1316117172708691969/photo/1
Letter 10-13 to ICE from Reps. Thompson & Basshttps://homeland.house.gov/imo/media/doc/Cameroon.pdf
Press Release 10-13 about letter from Reps. Thompson & Basshttps://homeland.house.gov/news/correspondence/thompson-bass-to-ice-stop-deportation-flight-to-cameroon-now
Press Release 9-8 about Senate Resolution on Cameroonhttps://www.foreign.senate.gov/press/chair/release/risch-cardin-lead-colleagues-in-condemning-violence-in-anglophone-cameroon
Dallas News story 10-28https://www.dallasnews.com/news/immigration/2020/10/28/cameroonian-asylum-seekers-who-say-they-were-abused-in-detention-fight-deportation-against-many-odds-im-just-trying-to-hold-onto-another-day/
Dallas News story 10-12https://www.dallasnews.com/news/immigration/2020/10/12/protests-grow-over-pending-deportations-to-cameroon-amid-abuse-allegations/
Global News story 10-30 (ICE denying meeting with Canadian Border Services Agency)https://globalnews.ca/news/7432866/cameroon-canada-asylum-seeker-held-u-s/
Guardian story 11-9https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/09/us-to-send-asylum-seekers-home-to-cameroon-despite-death-plane-warnings
Guardian story 10-22https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/22/us-ice-officers-allegedly-used-torture-to-make-africans-sign-own-deportation-orders
Mail & Guardian story 11-3https://mg.co.za/africa/2020-11-03-the-trump-administration-keeps-targeting-african-immigrants/
Democracy Now 11-10https://www.democracynow.org/2020/11/10/headlines/50_cameroonian_asylum_seekers_set_to_be_deported_despite_threat_of_persecution_and_death
Quartz Africa story 11-11https://qz.com/africa/1932261/trump-ice-deporting-african-asylum-seekers-before-biden-gets-in/
The Nation story 11-9https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/cameroon-asylum-deportation-immigration/
Global News story 11-12https://globalnews.ca/news/7459391/asylum-seeker-kenneth-deported/
Prospect storyhttps://prospect.org/justice/deported-cameroonian-asylum-seekers-fear-for-their-lives/
NBC News story 10-31https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/lawyers-say-deportees-cameroon-would-be-flying-death-planes-n1245565
NBC News story 10-14https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/cameroonian-asylum-seekers-pulled-deportation-plane-amid-allegations-ice-abuse-n1243468
Immigration Impact story 10-14https://immigrationimpact.com/2020/10/14/ice-deported-cameroon-immigrants/
Foreign Policy story 10-26https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/10/26/united-states-ice-treatment-cameroon-asylum-seekers-tantamount-torture-coercion-deportation/
AP story 10-13https://apnews.com/article/cameroon-immigration-95667357cf835d56d9bf2c323c5f0ce6
New York Review 9-8 story hunger strikershttps://www.nybooks.com/daily/2020/09/08/the-hunger-strikers-of-pine-prairie-protesting-indefinite-detention-by-ice/
In These Times 10-7 story hunger strikehttps://inthesetimes.com/article/african-migrants-hunger-strike-ice-cameroon-racism?fbclid=IwAR1xjVdWrwTS-qlGE4I6H3jffyOhluVA9GO6CfpS7-TDMYpmkaXUiQhmBSs
Imm Print 10-20 story- Irwin survivors deportationhttps://imm-print.com/please-help-two-cameroonian-women-who-faced-medical-trauma-slated-for-deportation-tuesday/
Immigration Impact story 9-15 forced hysterectomieshttps://immigrationimpact.com/2020/09/15/ice-hysterectomy/#.X4csH9BKiUk
San Diego Tribune 10-12 storyhttps://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/immigration/story/2020-10-12/cameroonian-asylum-seekers-fear
The Intercept 10-2 story forced hysterectomieshttps://theintercept.com/2020/10/02/ice-irwin-amin-obgyn-cameroon-women/
LA Times story 10-13https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-10-13/cameroonian-asylum-seekers-fear
VOA story 10-14https://www.voanews.com/africa/supporters-cameroonian-asylum-seekers-decry-us-deportation
San Diego Tribune story 10-14https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/immigration/story/2020-10-15/cameroon-congolese-deported
BBC story 10-30https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-54742919
This American Life story 11-6 (act 3)https://www.thisamericanlife.org/723/transcript
10-30 Call to Action- OMNI Investor callhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1NatwkxST39j4_UcWmgkXlD92-4SXBxEhwgEmFImCi3M/edit
Spectrum news story 11-14 petitionhttps://spectrumnews1.com/oh/dayton/news/2020/11/12/advocates-start-petition-for-new-president-to-reunite-immigrants#

Call to action: torture of Cameroonian detainees at Adams Correctional Center

By Nell Hahn

Freedom for Immigrants and the Southern Poverty Law Center have filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Inspector General, on the torture of Cameroonian detainees at Adams Correctional Center in Mississippi. The torture was to coerce them into signing deportation orders, and and accept the use of fake travel documents being to deport them. A downloadable copy of the complaint is available here and in the links to the right, under Documents. Please read and discuss the complaint, and send it to Congressional representatives, to members of the press, and to anyone else who will listen.