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USCIS Launches EADs for Hong Kong DEDs
Posted on 20 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Oct. 20, 2021 "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today issued a Federal Register notice with information on how to apply for employment authorization for eligible Hong Kong residents covered under the president’s Aug... Read More

Expert on DED for Hong Kong: Will Congress Need to Step In?
Posted on 6 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, Aug. 5, 2021 "President Biden declared a deportation amnesty for residents of Hong Kong who are in the U.S., saying Thursday that arrests and persecution by the Chinese government are putting people in danger and... Read More

Biden Grants DED to Certain Hong Kong Residents
Posted on 5 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Aug. 5, 2021 "Memorandum on the Deferred Enforced Departure for Certain Hong Kong Residents AUGUST 05, 2021 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY SUBJECT: Deferred Enforced... Read More

White House Grants DED to Certain Venezuelans
Posted on 20 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Jan. 19, 2021 - Memorandum on Deferred Enforced Departure for Certain Venezuelans "... I hereby direct you to take appropriate measures to defer for 18 months the removal of any national of Venezuela, or alien without nationality who... Read More

Presidential Memorandum on Extending the Wind-Down Period for Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians
Posted on 31 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Mar. 30, 2020 "I have ... determined that it is in the foreign policy interests of the United States to extend the DED wind-down period for current Liberian DED beneficiaries through January 10, 2021, to facilitate uninterrupted work... Read More

White House Extends 'Wind-Down' of DED for Liberians
Posted on 28 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Mar. 28, 2019 "Since March 1991, certain Liberian nationals and persons without nationality who last habitually resided in Liberia (collectively, “Liberians”) have been eligible for either Temporary Protected Status (TPS... Read More

DED for Liberians Extended
Posted on 27 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Liberia DED Extension Filing Procedures: DHS Notice
Posted on 30 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 190 / Friday, September 30, 2016 - "The DED extension runs from October 1, 2016 through March 31, 2018. This Notice provides instructions for eligible Liberians on how to apply for the full 18-month extension of employment... Read More

Presidential Memorandum -- Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians
Posted on 29 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Sept. 28, 2016 - "Since 1991, the United States has provided safe haven for Liberians who were forced to flee their country as a result of armed conflict and widespread civil strife, in part through the grant of Temporary Protected Status... Read More

DED Extended for Liberians
Posted on 17 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" 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... Read More

Tags: Liberia , DED

Advance Copy of Liberian DED Extension Notice
Posted on 20 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Tags: Liberia , extension , DED

Advance Copy of Liberian DED Extension Instructions
Posted on 30 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

DHS Notice on Liberian DED Wind-Down
Posted on 30 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 62 / Friday, March 30, 2018 - "On March 27, 2018, President Trump issued a memorandum to the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary), Kirstjen M. Nielsen, directing her to implement for eligible Liberians a 12-month... Read More

Trump Winds Down DED for Liberians
Posted on 27 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Mar. 27, 2018 - " ... I find that conditions in Liberia no longer warrant a further extension of DED, but that the foreign policy interests of the United States warrant affording an orderly transition (“wind-down”) period... Read More