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Liberian DED Residents in America Left in Limbo as U.S. District Court Dismisses Lawsuit

Liberian DED Residents in America Left in Limbo as U.S. District Court Dismisses Lawsuit

The hopes of nearly 4,000 Liberians residing in the U.S. on Deferred Enforced Departure immigration status have been left in limbo after the judge of a district court in Massachusetts ruled to dismiss a lawsuit filed on behalf of the Liberian DED beneficiaries.

Thousands Sign Petition to Stop Deportation of Liberians on DED in U.S.

DED beneficiaries, according to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service, are Liberians or stateless individuals who last resided in Liberia that have lived in the U.S. since 2002. Some held another immigration status called Temporary Protective Status up to September 30, 2007 and were subsequently covered by DED. More than 4,000 individuals are covered under the program.

In Face of DED Expiration, Liberians Hold Immigration Rally in Minnesota

Liberians in the U.S. state of Minnesota will hold a rally today, to call for a two-year extension of the Temporary Protective Status and a pathway to citizenship. Minnesota is the home to the largest community of Liberians in the U.S., hundreds who whom might be affected by the expiration of the DED, MINNPOST reported.

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