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50 Cameroonian Asylum Seekers Set to Be Deported Despite Threat of Persecution and Death

HeadlineNov 10, 2020

In immigration news, The Guardian reports nearly 50 Cameroonian asylum seekers are scheduled to be deported today. Some of them are activists who face arrest warrants in Cameroon and political persecution from government forces known for conducting extrajudicial killings. Several have told The Guardian that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have tortured them into signing their deportation papers and forcibly took their fingerprints. Last month, dozens of Cameroonian asylum seekers were deported, many of whom are now missing. Advocates say Black asylum seekers are being disproportionately targeted with mass deportations.

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