For many Liberians in the U.S., it was a moment of joy in March, last year, when President Donald Trump announced that their Deferred Enforced Departure status was extended by an additional one year.
Contrary to rumors circulating on social media, U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposal to extend Temporary Protective Status or TPS for current beneficiaries by three years is unlikely to help many U.S.-based Liberians in immigration limbo.
Amid the growing call for the establishment of a war crimes court, the United States House of Representatives has passed a resolution to reaffirm strong U.S.-Liberia ties and call for full implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations, including the establishment of a special war crimes tribunal.
United States Republican Representative, Daniel Donovan who introduced the resolution seeking U.S. support for the full implementation of recommendations made by Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Liberia, including the establishment of an extraordinary criminal tribunal was defeated in Tuesday’s midterm elections.
Two Liberian immigrants in the United States, Michael Elliot, and Wynfred Russell have been elected mayor and city council member for Minnesota, respectively in the state general election on Tuesday.
Alfred Brownell, a Liberian human rights campaigner based in the U.S., has been presented with Northeastern University’s Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund’s inaugural Beau Biden Chair, a fellowship that aims to preserve the lives and knowledge base of scholars who are in danger.
Wynfred Russell, the Liberian running for city council position in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, has received the 2018 Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Hero Award. The award was presented by the McKnight Foundation and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs of the United States Congress has passed a resolution to support the full implementation of the recommendations made by Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Liberia, including the establishment of an extraordinary criminal tribunal. Members of the committee unanimously voted in favor of the resolution on Wednesday.