Our immigration attorneys in Los Angeles received an update from USCIS regarding eligible Liberian nationals currently in the United States. The Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will automatically extend Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) for Liberian nationals covered under Deferred Enforced Departure (DED). Current DED Liberia EADs that have an expiration date of September 30, 2014 will now be valid through March 30, 2015.
This follows President Barack Obama’s announcement of his decision to extended the DED period through September 30, 2016 for qualified Liberians, as well as those without nationality who last habitually resided in the country of Liberia. This automatic EAD extension allows eligible Liberians to continue working in the United States while they file their renewal applications.
Who is ineligible for Liberian Deferred Enforced Departure?
Certain individuals are ineligible for DED, including:
- individuals who did not have Temporary Protected Status (TPS) on September 30, 2007, and are therefore not covered under current DED;
- certain criminals;
- people subject to the mandatory bars to Temporary Protected Status; and
- those whose removal is in the interested of the United States.
If you have questions about Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) or any immigration help, please contact our experienced U.S. immigration lawyers now for a FREE consultation.