President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., today directed his Administration to reinstate Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberians living in the United States.
Today's order was one of six migration-related first-day actions taken by the new president. This particular one is embodied in a Presidential Memorandum to the Secretary of State and Secretary of Homeland Security. It must be implemented by an order published in the Federal Register, a step that is expected to be completed next week.
The Deferred Enforced Departure program covers around 4,000 Liberians who have lived in the U.S. for many years and for whom returning would be unsafe due to conditions in their country. President Trump declined to renew Liberian DED.