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POTUS extends period of Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians

  1. Original 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]

    Presidential Memorandum on Extension of Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians
  2. Effective Date

    March 28, 2019
  4. Biden Administration Action: Modified

    January 20, 2021

    2021.01.20 Reinstating Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians

    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.

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Current Status

Partially in effect
January 20, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Presidential Orders
Subject Matter: Humanitarian
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Associated or Derivative Policies

Pre Trump-Era Policies


Biden Administration Policy Documents

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