Deferred Enforced Departure extended for Liberians

September 29, 2016
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United States has provided a sanctuary to Liberians who had fled Liberia due to armed conflict – this sanctuary was provided through Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Although the armed conflict ended in 2003, President Bush and later President Obama extended the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) to those who had originally been granted the TPS.  The current grant of the DED was due to expire on September 30th 2016. President Obama has recently announced that the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for certain Liberian nationals who are presently residing in the United Stated under this existing DED through March 31, 2018. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) plans to automatically extend employment authorization documents (EADs) for Liberian nationals covered by this extension of DED. Liberians whose EADs expire on September 30, 2016, will now be valid through March 31, 2017. The automatic extension of existing EADs allows eligible Liberian nationals (or person who habitually resided in Liberia)  to continue working while they apply for the new EADs. This six month extension also gives USCIS time to process and issue new EADs.


This grant of DED extension only applies to Liberian nationals (or person who habitually resided in Liberia) who have resided in the United States since October 1, 2002 and does not apply to those:

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