On Jan. 20, 2021, President Biden issues a memo directing the secretary of DHS to reinstate Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for eligible Liberians and to provide for continued work authorization through June 30, 2022. Eligible Liberian nationals – and persons without nationality who last habitually resided in Liberia – covered under DED as of Jan. 10, 2021, may remain in the United States through June 30, 2022. Reinstating DED for Liberians will allow additional time for eligible Liberians to apply for adjustment of status on or before Dec. 20, 2021, under the extension of the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) provision. Immigrants covered by DED are not subject to removal for a designated period of time.





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President Biden reinstates DED for eligible Liberians.