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Nationwide Activism in 2018 Sends Unified Message to Administration, Urging Protection of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) Program For Liberians

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In just 9 days, Liberians across the country will be forced to deal with the consequences of a life-altering decision, as the Administration is slotted by March 31st to extend or terminate Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), an immigration program that has allowed Liberian immigrants to work legally and build lives in the United States.

The fear and anxiety among the community has heightened and the urgency of the situation has increased. The clock is ticking for so many Liberians across the country, and the below stories draw much-needed attention to what is at stake:

ThinkProgress: Liberian immigrants may face deportation under this little-known U.S. foreign policy program

By Esther Yu Hsi Lee

Star Tribune: Local Liberians rally to salvage deportation protection program

By Mila Koumpilova

Minnesota Public Radio: Klobuchar joins Liberians in urging they be allowed to stay

By Riham Feshir

Front Page Africa: Liberia: An Appeal to Trump to Extend Tps for Liberians, Guineans, Sierra Leoneans [OPINION]

By Nhinson Williams

Detroit Free Press: Immigrant dad facing deportation who cares for ill wife to take refuge in Detroit church

By Niraj Warikoo

Star Tribune: Some Minnesota employers decry end to temporary deportation reprieve programs

By Mila Koumpilova