Aug 18 2011
USCIS Automatically Extends DED for Eligible Liberians for Six Months
USCIS announced this week that it will automatically extend employment authorization for eligible Liberian nationals who are currently covered under Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) through March 31, 2012. This announcement follows a similar one by President Obama, in which he stated he would extend DED through March 31, 2013 for all qualified Liberians, as well as people without nationality who last “habitually” resided in Liberia.
This automatic extension of existing Employment Authorization Documents for eligible Liberians will allow them to continue working in the U.S. while they file applications for new authorization documents. The new documents will be valid until the close of DED in 2013.