The White House released a memorandum on January 26, 2023, announcing that President Biden has determined that there are “compelling foreign policy reasons” to extend Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for an additional period of 24 months for residents of Hong Kong presently residing in the United States who were under a grant of DED until February 5, 2023, and to defer enforced departure for other Hong Kong residents who arrived in the United States after the initial grant of DED, with several exceptions.

Exceptions include, among others, those who returned to Hong Kong or the People’s Republic of China, or who have not continuously resided in the United States, after the date of the memorandum.

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