On Sept. 2, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security posted for public inspection a Federal Register notice extending and expanding eligibility for Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberians for 24 months.
On June 27, 2022, President Biden issued a Memorandum on Extending and Expanding Eligibility for Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians to the secretaries of state and homeland security that defers through June 30, 2024, the removal of any Liberian national, or individual without nationality who last habitually resided in Liberia, who is present in the United States and who was covered under DED as of June 30, 2022. It also defers the removal of any Liberian national, or individual without nationality who last habitually resided in Liberia, who has been continuously physically present in the United States since May 20, 2017.
The Federal Register notice provides information about Liberian DED for those eligible and explains how they may apply for DED-related Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) or travel authorization with USCIS.
For further information on DED, including additional information on eligibility, please visit the USCIS DED webpage.
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