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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)

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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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You are a DED holder from Liberia, your protection will end on this date.from Liberia expires on EDLiberia – the US government has announced that Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for people . 

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

Berlin, Germany – The Vice President of the Republic of Liberia, Jewel Howard-Taylor has addressed a High-level panel at the 11th World Health Summit,  held in Berlin,  Germany from October 27th to 29th, 2019. Madam Vice President spoke on the topic: “Health as a Political Choice”. 

In her thoughtful

Liberia: VP Howard-Taylor Addresses High-Level Panel at the World Health Summit


Joseph Nyuma Boakai, former Vice President of Liberia and standard bearer of the former ruling Unity Party, has expressed deep sadness over the passing of Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine, former standard bearer of the opposition Liberty Party.

Former VP Boakai Mourns Cllr. Brumskine’s Death


Monrovia – The 11th Annual National Commissions on Small Arms (NATCOM) meeting of the ECOWAS 15 Member States kicked off Tuesday, November 26, in Monrovia with a call on member states to collaborate to  


Liberia: Collaborate to End Proliferation of Small Arms in ECOWAS Region

To add value to the country’s agriculture sector, the government, through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), signed the Smallholder Agriculture Transformation and Agribusiness Revitalization Project (STAR-P) financing agreement worth US$23 million 

Gov’t Receives US$23M Boost for Cocoa Sector

NAIROBI, Kenya — Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor was amongst about 13 Heads of States and Government at the United Nations ICPD 25 Summit held in Nairobi, Kenya which ran from November 12-14, 2019. 

Held under the theme, “Accelerating the Promise”, the ICPD 25 Summit is a reflection of the progress made over the last 25 years in achieving the empowerment of women and girls across the world.  

Liberia: Vice President Taylor Attends UN ICPD 25 Summit


MONROVIA, Montserrado – A network of local and international NGOs staged a major candlelight vigil on Monday, Nov. 25 in Monrovia in memory of victims of sexual and gender-based violence, or SGBV.

Under the banner of Ending Violence against Women and Girls, t

Victims of Gender-Based Violence Remembered at Candlelight Vigil

 African Entertainment Today

Nigerian singer Burna Boy won big as he scooped the Best Artist in Africa as well as Best Male Artist from 

On Saturday, November 23, 2019 before a huge gathering of expectant guests at Eko Hotel And Suites, Lagos, 

In an epic finale showdown featuring incredible guest performances 

Uganda wins East Africa's Got Talent

Sibling duo Esther and Ezekiel Mutesasira beat six finalists to clinch $50,000 cash prize

Kanvee Adams to Celebrate AFRIMA Awards At Home

Sets record of being the first Liberian to win AFRIMA awards

Newslinks & Affliations

Washington  – Handing down his ruling  Tuesday, Judge Timothy S. Hillman of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, concluded that the courts do not have the power to force the President of the United States to maintain immigration protections for Liberian nationals even if his decision to end those protections was motivated by racism, a federal judge in Massachusetts ruled.

n October, lawyers for Liberians likely to be affected by the end of the DED argued in a lawsuit that President Trump’s decision to end the program was rooted in racism a

Liberians in the U.S. Fate Uncertain as Chances of Deportation Get High

New York – Liberia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, His Excellency Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr. says an enabling international environment for development is required for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda.

According to Ambassador Kemayah, an enabling environment will facilitate the n

Amb. Kemayah Calls for Creation of Enabling International Environment for Development to Accelerate Achievement of SDGs

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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


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