Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberia

Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberia extend till Jan 2021

On December 20, 2019, the President signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (Public Law 116-92) (NDAA), which included section 7611, the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) provision.  The LRIF provision provides certain Liberians, including those who have been continuously present in the United States since November 20, 2014, as well as their spouses and children who meet the criteria of the provision, the ability to apply to adjust their status to that of United States lawful permanent resident (LPR).  Eligible Liberian nationals have until December 20, 2020, to apply for adjustment of status under the LRIF provision.

The President has 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 authorization for those currently in the United States under DED who are eligible to apply for LPR status under the LRIF provision.

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