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Deferred Enforced Departure Extended for Liberians

Mar 20, 2010 | Deferred Enforced Departure

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has automatically extended employment authorization for Liberian nationals covered under Deferred Enforced Departure (“DED”) through Sept. 30, 2010—following President Obama’s announcement on March 19, 2010, of his decision to extend DED through Sept. 30, 2011, for qualified Liberians and those persons without nationality who last habitually resided in Liberia.

The sixth-month automatic extension of existing Employment Authorization Documents (“EADs”) will permit eligible Liberians to continue working while they file their applications for new EADs that will cover the full twelve months of the DED extension and for USCIS to complete processing and issuance of those new EADs.

For a detailed Questions & Answers information about this DED, visit the USCIS’ website.

Ruchi Thaker