Deferred Enforced Departure Extended for Eligible Liberians

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that automatic extentions for Employment Authorization Documents for Liberian nationals covered under Deferred Enforced Departure (DED). This has extended their ability to work legally in the United States from September 30, 2014 to Mark 30, 2015.


DED was given to Liberians in 2007 by President George W. Bush whose Temporary Protected Status (TPS) was expiring. TPS is granted by the federal governement to specific countries whose home conditions are temporarily too dire for nationals to return safely, and extended (per the government's decision) based on the continued conditions. If a country is taken off the list of qualified TPS grantees, the President may extend DED to those individuals no longer being protected.

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