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Gov’t Temporarily Extends Protected Immigration Status for Liberians

HeadlineApr 01, 2019

In other immigration news, President Trump extended Deferred Enforced Departure status—or DED—for some 4,000 Liberians living in the U.S. The extension, announced Thursday, just days before it was set to expire, will last for one year and reverses previous statements by Trump. Earlier this month, lawyers representing DED holders filed a lawsuit to block the program’s termination, alleging racial discrimination motivated Trump’s decision. Last year, Trump reportedly told lawmakers that Haiti, El Salvador and unspecified African nations were “s—hole countries.” Last month, temporary protected status for nationals of Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti and El Salvador was extended through early January 2020.

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