In a last-minute change, the White House announced an extension of the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) of Liberians until March 30, 2020. Prior to today’s announcement, the wind-down for DED was March 31, 2019.

Citing foreign policy interests of the United States, the extension was granted with direction for the Congress to consider “remedial legislation.” The Presidential Memoranda directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to take certain actions for implementation (see above link for details).

Please watch this space for further updates.

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