DED, a discretionary measure is authorized by the President of the United States AND Does Not Confer Any Immigration Status.
Please note, however, persons granted this status are protected from removal from the U.S. for the period of time designated.
Deferred Enforced Departure Extended for Liberians
On September 28, 2016, President Barack Hussein Obama announced an extension of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for certain Liberian nationals in the United States effective through March 31, 2018.
Employment Authorization Documents
For those previously granted DED, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will automatically extend employment authorization documents (EADs) for Liberian nationals covered by this extension of DED.
Current DED-based EADs that have an expiration date of Sept. 30, 2016, will now be valid through March 31, 2017.
The six-month automatic extension of existing EADs will allow eligible Liberian nationals to continue working while they file their applications for new EADs.
Eligibility For Deferred Enforced Departure
Certain individuals are not eligible for DED, including:
- Liberians who did not have Temporary Protected Status (TPS) on Sept. 30, 2007, and are therefore not covered under current DED;
- Certain criminals;
- People subject to the mandatory bars to TPS; and
- Those whose removal is in the interest of the United States.
Not Sure If You Are Eligible For Deferred Enforced Departure?…
Contact an experienced immigration attorney online or via telephone (800) 691-2949 for information regarding eligibility and assistance in completing your submission.
New York attorney Yolette M. Saintiny represents people for Personal Injury, Immigration, Family Law, Divorce and Guardianship in NY state and Immigration & Naturalization Law throughout the diaspora.
Deferred Enforced Departure Extended for Liberians References
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