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Her Excellency Madame Ellen Johnson Sirleaf visits Colorado for Afrik Impact 2019, an annual event sponsored by African Leadership Group.

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Minister Wilson K. Tarpeh's BIO

Who Is The New Minister of Commerce?


Professor Wilson K. Tarpeh is a financial expert and administrator with over thirty-six (36) years of executive level experience in both private and public sectors, at home and abroad. Prominent among these positions are; President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Agricultural & Cooperative Development Bank (ACDB),  the Executive Director of the African Development Bank Group, Minister of Finance, Executive Director of the Financial Sector Reform Secretariat, Office of the President of Liberia; Managing Director of the Atlantic Finance Corporation (AFC), Executive Vice President for Africa, DNR Investment Group. Prof. Tarpeh also consulted with the ADB, the United Nations Development Program, the European Union, United States Treasury, and the Government of Mozambique, among many.  (More)

 Minister Wilson K. Tarpeh



What is DED and How Does It Affect Me?

DED Granted Country - Liberia

Current DED Expiration Date:March 31, 2019

DED Period:April 1, 2018, through

March 31, 2019

EADs Auto-Extended Through:Sept. 30, 2018

Federal Register Notice Citation:83 FR 13767

DED has continued to be extended for Liberians since that initial period and was set to expire on

March 31, 2018.

On March 27, 2018, President Trump,  This 12-month transitional period of DED allows affected individuals to arrange for their departure from the United States, or seek an alternative lawful immigration status in the United States, if eligible, before DED ends on

March 31, 2019.

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March 31, 2019.

What happens next?

You will need to change your status or leave the United States by March 31, 2019. If you do nothing, you will risk arrest and deportation.

Can I still work?

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) says this new decision allows you to work during the “transitional period” from March 31, 2018, to March 31, 2019.

You are eligible for employment authorization during the 12-month transitional period if you:

  • have continuously resided in the United States since Oct. 1, 2002, and

  • are a current beneficiary under DED for Liberia

If you are eligible, you may request work authorization by filing a Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.

Do I need a new EAD?

If your current employment authorization document (EAD) expired on March 31, 2018, it will be automatically extended for six months, until September 30. If you are still eligible for work authorization but your Employment Authorization Document (EAD) has expired, you should file for a renewal. If you want to work after September 30, 2018, file for renewal now. Find more information on this page.

What about my employer?

You may show your expired EAD and a copy of the Federal Register notice to employers or government officials. Employers may rely on the Federal Register notice as evidence that your EAD is still valid.

If your employers have questions about the automatic EAD extension, they may contact:

  • USCIS Form I-9 Support: 888-464-4218 or

  • U.S. Department of Justice, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) Employer Hotline: 800-255-8155

If you have questions or concerns yourself about the EAD extension, call the Office of Special Council Employee Hotline at 800-255-7688.

What if I want to travel?

If you want to travel outside the United States and return before the 

expiration date, you must file for advance parole. Advance parole gives you permission to leave the United States and return during a specified period. To request advance parole, you must file Form I-131, Application for Travel Document.

What happens when DED Liberia expires?

When your DED expires, your legal status will go back to what it was before. You can apply to change your status or you can leave the United States.

What can I do?

You can meet with a lawyer

If you can, the best thing to do is meet with a lawyer. You can search for a low-cost lawyer on ImmigrationLawHelp.com or on the CLINIC legal directory.

If you cannot meet a lawyer in person, LegalZoom is a reputable website that will give you a one-hour free consultation with a lawyer. This means you can meet online for one hour with an immigration lawyer or legal aide. If you do this, make sure you have all of your questions ready ahead of time and someone to interpret for you if you need. After your one-hour consultation, they will try to have you sign up as a paid client. Do not sign anything unless you have money to pay for the lawyer.

What if I can’t meet with a lawyer? What if I can’t afford a lawyer?

We know many individuals cannot meet with a lawyer. Here is more information to help you understand your options. This is not legal advice but instead information to help you consider your choices.

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I feel this is my home’: Hundreds protest in Washington to support immigrants with temporary protected status;  “The Liberia that I knew and grew up in is not the Liberia of today,” she said.

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Liberia In the News

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.

Over 4,000 Liberians in U.S. Risk Deportation as DED Expires Next Month


WASHINGTON, DC — In an effort to help give a reprieve to Liberians living lawfully in the United States who are at risk of imminent deportation, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and U.S. Representative Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today led several of their colleagues in sending a letter to President Trump urging an 

50 Members of Congress Call for Extension of DED for Liberians, Advocates Call Move a Huge Boost to Campaign


A Liberian court has issued arrest warrants for the son of ex-president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and more than 30 former central bank officials in connection with $104 million that went missing on the way to the bank, 


Liberia court orders arrest of ex-president Sirleaf's son, bank officials

Judge Boima Kontoe of Criminal Court ‘C’, who is presiding over the case of the unaccounted for US$2,645 billion, involving several current and former senior officials of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), on Friday,

Granted Medical Reprieve, Charles Sirleaf Under House Arrest

It is International Women’s day. Celebrated on March 8 every year, the day serves as a focal point in the movement for women’s rights.

This year 2019, the theme for the celebration is #Balanceforbetter. So what do the calls for balance or gender parity mean in Africa?

International Women's day [The Morning Call]


Washington – The latest report from the International Monetary Fund’s Article IV Mission to Liberia has painted a rather bleak outlook for Liberia’s economic future. “Liberia’s economic situation is challenging, and strong policy actions will be required to maintain as favorable 

IMF Calls For ‘Strong Policy Actions’ To Fix Liberia’s Depreciated Exchange Rate, Inflation

The President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, has delivered his second nationwide address Wednesday, May 29, 2019, on a wide range of issues but with specific focus on groundbreaking policy declarations aimed at resuscitating the economy and curbing corruption.

Exalting Liberians for their resilience amid harsh economic conditions, President Weah said his Government is committed to the Pro-Poor Agenda that will lift up all of Liberian people and not only a few.

He said a series of policy measures are underway to stabilize the national economy in

Liberia: President Weah Announces Major Policy Actions in Nationwide Address

Newslinks & Affliations

Authorities in Liberia have blocked the internet, in what is perceived to be a move to suppress ongoing anti-government protests in the capital, Monrovia.

Netblocks, an organisation that monitors internet disruptions and shutdowns confirmed the shutdown on Friday afternoon, saying access to social networking platforms Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Snapchat had been restricted.

Liberia blocks internet amidst anti-Weah protests

Monrovia – The Vice President of the Republic of Liberia, Chief Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor has addressed the Heritage and Cultural Society of Africa (HACSA) underscoring the need for women empowerment to be at the center for actualizing the positive legacies of Trans-Atlantic slave trade.

In her inspiring presentation, the Vice President recounted that Liberia and Ghana symbolize not only points of departure into slavery, and points of return as freed men and

Liberia’s Vice President Taylor Calls for Women Empowerment to Actualize the Positive Legacies of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade


Liberia suffered a humiliating 3-0 defeat from the hands of Senegal in the 2020 African Nations Championship qualifiers second-leg clash at the Leopold Sedar Sengbor Stadium in Dakar, Senegal. 

The result means, the Lions of Teranga advanced on 3-1 aggregate and they will face Guinea in the

Liberia Beaten Out of CHAN Qualifiers

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