Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) is a benefit authorized at the discretion of the President that allows certain individuals to live and work in the United States for a designated period of time. On March 27, 2018, the President announced that DED for Liberia would end. As a result Liberians who have DED were set to lose legal status on March 31, 2019. However, on March 28, 2019, the President announced that DED for Liberians would be extended for another 12 months, through March 30, 2020.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will publish further information about this extension soon. Individuals who believe they are impacted by this decision should get a legal consultation from a trusted legal services provider. Call 311 and say “ActionNYC” to make an appointment for free, safe legal help in your community, and in your language.