DED Liberia – what can you do when your DED expires?

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Information about DED for people from Liberia

Information about DED for people from Liberia

High school student Gabrielle Gworlekaju, reg, with her mother, DED holder Magdelene Menyongaro, at home in Minneapolis. Photograph by Jared Goyette, courtesy of the Guardian.
High school student Gabrielle Gworlekaju, right, with her mother, DED holder Magdelene Menyongaro, at home in Minneapolis. Photograph by Jared Goyette, courtesy of the Guardian.

DED Liberia – when does my DED expire?

DED Liberia – when does my DED expire?

DED Liberia – the US government has announced that Deferred Enforced Departure (M.A. ‐) for people from Liberia has been extended until March 30, 2020. To find out more, jy kan:

DED Liberia – the US government has announced that Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for people from Liberia has been extended until March 30, 2020. To find out more, you can:

If you are a DED holder from Liberia, jou beskerming sal eindig op hierdie datum.

If you are a DED holder from Liberia, your protection will end on this date.

Wat gebeur volgende?

What happens next?

You will need to change your status or leave the United States by March 30, 2020. As jy niks doen, Jy sal waag arrestasie en deportasie.

You will need to change your status or leave the United States by March 30, 2020. If you do nothing, you will risk arrest and deportation.

Can I still work?

Can I still work?

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

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

  • have continuously resided in the United States since Oct. 1, 2002, en
  • are a current beneficiary under DED for Liberia.
  • have continuously resided in the United States since Oct. 1, 2002, and
  • are a current beneficiary under DED for Liberia.

Do I need a new EAD?

Do I need a new EAD?

EADs with an expiration date of March 31, 2019 are automatically extended for 180 days until Sept. 27, 2019. USCIS is accepting applications for work authorization through March 30, 2020. If you are still eligible for work authorization but your Employment Authorization Document (EAD) has expired or is due to expire, you should file for a renewal.

EADs with an expiration date of March 31, 2019 are automatically extended for 180 days until Sept. 27, 2019. USCIS is accepting applications for work authorization through March 30, 2020. If you are still eligible for work authorization but your Employment Authorization Document (EAD) has expired or is due to expire, you should file for a renewal.

You may request work authorization by filing a Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. You can find more details on the USCIS DED information page.

You may request work authorization by filing a Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. You can find more details on the USCIS DED information page.

What about my employer?

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.

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:

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

  • USCIS Form I-9 Support: 888-464-4218 of
  • VS. Department of Justice, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) Employer Hotline: 800-255-8155
  • 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.

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?

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, Aansoek om reisdokument.

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?

What happens when DED Liberia expires?

When your DED expires, jou wetlike status sal teruggaan na wat dit was voor. You can apply to change your status or you can leave the USA.

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 USA.

Wat kan ek doen?

What can I do?

Jy kan ontmoet met 'n prokureur

You can meet with a lawyer

As jy kan, die beste ding om te doen is ontmoet met 'n prokureur. Jy kan soek vir 'n lae-koste prokureur op ImmigrationLawHelp.com of aan die KLINIEK wettige gids.

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.

As jy nie 'n prokureur in persoon ontmoet, LegalZoom is 'n betroubare webwerf wat gee jy 'n een-uur gratis konsultasie met 'n prokureur. Dit beteken jy kan ontmoet aanlyn vir een uur met 'n immigrasie prokureur of wetlike assistent. As jy dit doen, Maak seker dat jy al jou vrae gereed voor tyd en iemand te interpreteer vir jou as jy nodig het. Na jou een-uur konsultasie, hulle sal probeer om jou inteken op as 'n betaalde kliënt. Onderteken nie enigiets tensy jy het geld om te betaal vir die prokureur.

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.

Wat gebeur as ek kan ontmoet met 'n prokureur? Wat as ek 'n prokureur kan bekostig?

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

Ons weet baie individue kan ontmoet met 'n prokureur. Hier is meer inligting om jou te help verstaan jou opsies. Dit is nie regsadvies maar eerder inligting om jou te help jou keuses oorweeg.

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.

Kry aanlyn hulp

Find help online

Immi help immigrante verstaan hul wettige opsies. Jy kan hul aanlyn sifting instrument gebruik om jou te lei om jou beste opsies. Neem die immi onderhoud om te sien of jy kwalifiseer vir 'n verskillende immigrasie status. Immi se wetlike inligting en verwysing advies is altyd vry.

Immi helps immigrants understand their legal options. You can use their online screening tool to guide you to your best options. Take the immi interview to see if you qualify for a different immigration status. Immi’s legal information and referral advice are always free.

Jy kan probeer om jou status verander nie

You can try to change your status

Die Amerikaanse burgerskap en immigrasie dienste (USCIS) sê:

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) says:

“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."

“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.”

Pas vir nie-immigrant status

Applying for non-immigrant status

You must be eligible to apply. Jy kan aansoek doen vir 'n groen kaart as jy ingetik wettig en ontmoet ander vereistes. Dit kan wees as gevolg van jou familie of jou werk. Find out if you are eligible and how to aansoek doen vir burgerskap.

You must be eligible to apply. You may apply for a green card if you entered lawfully and meet other requirements. These may be because of your family or your job. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply for citizenship.

Aansoek doen vir ander beskermde status

Applying for other protected status

Some DED holders may be able to stay in the United States under special visas. Daar is visums vir slagoffers van menslike handel, verniel gades, kinders of ouers en slagoffers van ander misdade.

Some DED holders may be able to stay in the United States under special visas. There are visas for victims of human trafficking, battered spouses, children or parents and victims of other crimes.

As jy 'n vrou is en dink jy kan kwalifiseer vir 'n spesiale visum as gevolg van geweld, mishandeling of 'n ander rede, Jy kan kontak die Asiel soeker voorspraak projek.

If you are a woman and think you might qualify for a special visa because of violence, abuse or another reason, you can contact the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project.

Wat sal gebeur as ek bly in die land sonder dokumente? (Wat as ek 'n onwettige immigrant geword?)

What will happen if I stay in the country without documents? (What if I become an illegal immigrant?)

As jy bly in die land sonder dokumente, jy waag om deported of in hegtenis geneem. Hier is 'n paar bladsye met meer inligting om jou te help verstaan jou regte en wat om te doen as jy aangehou.

If you stay in the country without documents, you risk being deported or arrested. Here are some pages with more information to help you understand your rights and what to do if you are detained.

Weet jy jou regte? Hierdie maklik-om-te gebruik hulpbronne oor verskillende situasies is geskep deur die ACLU, sodat jy jou regte op jou vingers kan hê.

Do you know your rights? These easy-to-use resources about different situations were created by the ACLU so you can have your rights at your fingertips.

Arabiese, Engels, Spaans, Somaliese, Oerdoe, Mandaryns, Franse, hindi, en Punjabi tale. Handleidings vir LGBTQ immigrante, volwassenes, en onbegeleide kinders.

Arabic, English, Spanish, Somali, Urdu, Mandarin, French, Hindi, and Punjabi languages. Manuals for LGBTQ immigrants, adults, and unaccompanied children.

How to contact the Embassy of Liberia in the United States

How to contact the Embassy of Liberia in the United States

Jy kan vind jou land se Amerikaanse ambassade webwerf hier. The embassy will post updates about DED on its home page.

You can find your country’s US embassy website here. The embassy will post updates about DED on its home page.

Die adres van die ambassade is 5201 16th Street N.W., Washington DC 20011.

The address of the embassy is 5201 16th Street N.W., Washington DC 20011.

Die telefoonnommer is: (202) 723-0437.

The phone number is: (202) 723-0437.

Leer meer

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Inligting voorsien met die ondersteuning van CWS en KLINIEK. Other information on this page comes from the Departement van Binnelandse Veiligheid, die Federal Register, USCIS en ander betroubare bronne. Dit is bedoel vir leiding en so dikwels as moontlik opgedateer is. USAHello gee nie regsadvies, of is enige van ons materiaal bedoel geneem moet word as regsadvies. As jy op soek is vir 'n vry of lae-koste prokureur of wetlike hulp, Ons kan jou help vind gratis en lae-koste Regsdienste.

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