Deferred Enforced Departure Extended for Liberians

President Obama has announced an extension of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for certain Liberian nationals through March 31, 2018. USCIS will automatically extend employment authorization documents 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.

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.

For more information, contact ALO at 978-905-9992.

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