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DED Extended for Liberians

" U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced its intention to automatically extend employment authorization documents (EADs) for Liberian nationals covered under Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) through Sept. 30, 2013. This automatic extension of EADs follows President Obama’s...

Advance Copy of Liberian DED Extension Notice

"On March 15, 2013, President Obama issued a memorandum to the Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano directing her to extend for an additional 18 months the deferred enforced departure (DED) of certain Liberians and to provide for work authorization during that period. The DED extension...

News Excerpts from the April 15, 2013 Bender's Immigration Bulletin

DHS Issues New Rules for Transformation to Electronic Form I-94 On March 27, the Department of Homeland Security issued an interim final rule intended to facilitate the transition of Form I-94 from paper to electronic format at air and sea ports of entry. Form I-94, the ubiquitous document used to...

Unpub. BIA Humanitarian Asylum Victory (Liberia)

Prof. Stephen Meili writes: "The Immigration and Human Rights Clinic at the University of Minnesota Law School recently received a BIA decision regarding humanitarian asylum that I think will be of interest. The Immigration Judge had denied asylum to our client on the grounds that conditions in...

News Excerpts From the Sept. 1, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Humanitarian Assistance for Nationals of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in U.S. On August 15, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced relief measures available to nationals in the United States from those West African countries caught in the throes of the Ebola outbreak. Immigration...

DED for Liberians Extended

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced 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 Sept. 30, 2014, will now be valid...

Advance Copy of Liberian DED Extension Instructions

"On September 26, 2014, President Obama issued a memorandum to the Secretary of Homeland Security (“Secretary”), Jeh Charles Johnson, directing him to extend for an additional 24 months the deferred enforced departure (DED) of certain Liberians and to provide for work authorization during...

News Excerpts From the October 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

White House Releases Refugee Ceilings for FY 2015 | On September 30, 2014, the White House released a presidential memorandum capping the number of refugee admissions at 70,000 for the upcoming fiscal year and authorizing citizens of some countries to seek refugee status from inside their countries...

Advance Copies of TPS Designations for Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone

To be published in the Federal Register on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014: Liberia Guinea Sierra Leone USCIS announcement, Nov. 20, 2014

TPS Designations for Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea

Designation of Liberia for Temporary Protected Status FR DOC# 2014-27772 Designation of Sierra Leone for Temporary Protected Status FR DOC# 2014-27778 Designation of Guinea for Temporary Protected Status FR DOC# 2014-27770