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USCIS Extends Employment Authorization for Liberian Nationals covered under DED
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Following President Obama’s announcement of his decision to extend Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) through March 31, 2013, for qualified Liberians and those persons without nationality who last habitually resided in Liberia, USCIS, on August 16, 2011, announced its intention to automatically extend Employment Authorization for Liberian nationals covered under DED through March 31, 2012. USCIS has announced that the six-month automatic extension of existing Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) will permit eligible Liberians to continue working while they file their applications for new EADs. The new EADs will cover the full 18 months of the DED extension. USCIS has also announced that it will publish a notice in the Federal Register with instructions for these individuals on how to obtain employment authorization for the remainder of the DED extension.


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