African refugees see racial bias as US welcomes Ukrainians — WXYZ

(AP) — African refugees say the recent deci­sion to grant refugee sta­tus and oth­er human­i­tar­i­an pro­tec­tions to Ukraini­ans flee­ing war under­scores the racial bias inher­ent in Amer­i­can immi­gra­tion pol­i­cy. Wil­fred Tebah says he and oth­er immi­grants from Cameroon have long been deserv­ing of sim­i­lar human­i­tar­i­an con­sid­er­a­tions. They also argue that Con­go and Ethiopia should qual­i­fy because of their ongo­ing con­flicts, as should Mau­ri­ta­nia. The Depart­ment of Home­land Secu­ri­ty said it con­tin­ues “mon­i­tor­ing con­di­tions in var­i­ous coun­tries.” Pres­i­dent Joe Biden recent­ly announced the U.S. would take in 100,000 Ukrain­ian refugees and grant Tem­po­rary Pro­tect­ed Sta­tus to anoth­er 30,000 already in the country.