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Pres. Trump to 'wind-down' DED Program for Liberians

<div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden"><a href="/news/pres-trump-wind-down-ded-program-liberians"><img class="image-style--medium img" typeof="foaf:Image" src="" alt=""></a></div><div class="field field--name-field-timestamp field--type-datestamp field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2018-03-28T12:31:01-04:00"><b>Wed,</b> <span class="uppercase"><b>Mar</b></span> 28<sup>th</sup> 2018 @ <b>12:31</b> pm EDT</time></div><p>Pres. Trump announced in a <a href="" title="memorandum">memorandum</a> Tuesday the termination of the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) program which had allowed <a href="" title="about 3,500 Liberians to live and work in the U.S." target="_blank">about 3,500 Liberians to live and work in the U.S.</a> since it took effect in 1999. There are currently 839 Liberians working in the U.S. under the program. To ensure an "orderly transition" for both DED beneficiaries and the Liberian government, the President has granted a "12-month wind-down period", starting March 31, 2018, for Liberian citizens to make arrangements for their return, and the Liberian government to prepare accordingly for receiving and reintegrating them.</p>