DED Liberia Winding-Down Period Extended; EAD Information

On March 28, 2019, President Trump, after consulting relevant executive branch agencies, issued a memorandum extending the wind-down period for Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for an additional 12 months, through March 30, 2020, for certain eligible Liberians. During this time, such individuals may remain in the United States. The president also directed DHS Secretary Nielsen to provide for continued work authorization for Liberian DED beneficiaries. USCIS will publish a notice in the Federal Register with information on the six-month automatic extension, through Sept. 27, 2019, of employment authorization documents (EADs) currently held by eligible Liberians under DED and instructions on how they can obtain EADs for the remainder of the DED wind-down period.

For more information see: Liberian nationals or their employers may also contact the USCIS Contact Center at 1-800-375-5283.