Deferred Enforced Departure Extended for Liberians

Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) Extended for LiberiansDeferred Enforced Departure (DED) has been extended for Liberians residing in the United States.

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:

  1. Liberians who did not have Temporary Protected Status (TPS) on Sept. 30, 2007, and are therefore not covered under current DED;
  2. Certain criminals;
  3. People subject to the mandatory bars to TPS; and
  4. 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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Written by Yolette M. Saintiny, Esq.

Immigration, Real Estate & Family Lawyer Yolette M. Saintiny, Esq., is a member in good standing of the New York state bar, second judicial department since 1995.   Yolette, a zealous attorney and serial entrepreneur has cumulative legal experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors where she has dedicated her legal knowledge to assisting immigrants in receiving Benefits under current immigration laws; along with seeking legal redress for victims of abuse.   For Legal Services Contact attorney Yolette M. Saintiny in Brooklyn & Manhattan at (800) 691-2949; (347) 955-1515 or direct your written inquiries via email.


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