The United States Government has extended the stay of Liberians under the Deferred Enforced Departure or DED and has authorized their employment for 18 months from October 1, 2016, President Barack Obama has announced.
The United States has provided safe haven for Liberians who were forced to flee here as a result of war and widespread civil strife, in part through the grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) since 1991 up to now.
President George deferred the enforced departure of those Liberian originally granted that ended October 12007.deal to the civic war. President Obama has also extended that grant of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for 18months “I have determined that there are compelling foreign policy reasons to again extend DED to those Liberians presently residing in the United States under the existing grant of DED” president Obama.
President Obama said his action is in pursuant to his constitutional authority to conduct the foreign relations of the United States and therefore has determined that it is in the foreign policy interest of the United States to defer for 18 months the removal of any Liberian national or Liberians without nationality who last habitually resided in Liberia, who is present in the United States and who is under a grant of DED as of September 30, 2011.
This grant of DED only applies to an individual who has continuously resided in the United States since October 1, 2002, except for Liberian nationals, or persons without nationality who last habitually resided in Liberia:
President Obama said reasons for extension for ineligible for TPS is provided in section 244(c) (2) (B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1254a(c) (2) (B). Whose removal you determine is in the interest of the United States and presence or activities in the United States the Secretary of State has reasonable grounds to believe would have potentially serious adverse foreign policy consequences for the United States.
Who have voluntarily returned to Liberia or their country of last habitual residence outside the United States and were deported, excluded, or removed prior to the date of this memorandum or who are subject to extradition.
He has therefore directed the head of Homeland Security to take the necessary steps to implement the directive for eligible Liberians.