URGENT CALLS NEEDED: Tell Congress to Decry Administration’s Termination of Protections for Liberians in the United States

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On Tuesday, March 27, President Trump terminated Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberians, effective March 31, 2019. This decision follows the recent terminations of temporary protections for Sudanese, Nicaraguan, Haitian, and Salvadoran TPS holders. Liberians currently in the United States with DED have been legally living and working in this country for more than fifteen years, and terminating DED will undoubtedly force children to separate from their parents, or spouses to separate from one another. It also goes against important foreign policy considerations, hindering Liberia’s progress as it struggles to recover from civil war and an Ebola outbreak that shocked the world. It is critical our Members of Congress hear that their constituents support DED for Liberians, want to see Liberian DED restored & extended for at least another 18 months, and call for a permanent, legislative solution for all DED & TPS holders.

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