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POTUS extends period of Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians

  1. Date Announced

    March 28, 2019

    In a Presidential Memorandum, Trump extends the orderly transition (“wind-down”) period affecting Liberian Deferred Enforced Departure beneficiaries from March 31, 2019, to March 30, 2020. Trump decided that it is in the foreign policy interest of the United States to extend the wind-down period given that the situation in West Africa remains concerning, and Liberia is an important regional partner for the United States. Further, extending the wind-down period will preserve the status quo while Congress considers remedial legislation. [ID #130]

    See Biden administration action below.

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    March 28, 2019
  3. Subsequent Action

    April 3, 2019 USCIS issues EAD filing procedure for eligible Liberians before DED ends, automatically extending EAD eligibility during the DED wind down
  4. Biden Administration Action

    January 20, 2021

    This Biden administration policy modifies the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On January 20, 2021, President Biden reinstated Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians and extends deferral and employment authorization through June 30, 2022.

    2021.01.20 Reinstating Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Presidential Orders
Subject Matter: Humanitarian
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Prior Policies

Subsequent Action

Biden Administration Action

  1. Associated or Derivative Policies

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