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POTUS terminates DED for Liberia

  1. Date Announced

    March 27, 2018

    Citing improved country conditions, President Trump terminates Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberian beneficiaries effective March 31, 2019. A wind-down period extends from March 31, 2018 until full termination. [ID #34]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    March 31, 2019
  3. Subsequent Action

    March 20, 2020

    The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (Public Law 116-92) included the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF), permitting eligible Liberians to apply for permanent residence. With the enactment of this provision, President Trump issued a memorandum extending employment authorization to current Liberian DED beneficiaries through January 10, 2021, to facilitate uninterrupted work authorization for those eligible to apply under this law.

    Memorandum Extending Wind-Down Period for DED for Liberians
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Presidential Orders
Subject Matter: Humanitarian
Agencies Affected: USCIS

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Subsequent Action

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