President Biden has extended through June 30, 2026, deferred removal for Liberians with a grant of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) under a 2022 memorandum. President Biden also announced that eligible Liberian nationals will have continued work authorization through June 30, 2026.

The grant of DED and continued employment authorization applies to any person who was eligible for a grant of DED under the 2022 memorandum, to include any Liberian national, or person without nationality who last habitually resided in Liberia, who has been continuously physically present in the United States since May 20, 2017, except for certain categories outlined in the new memorandum issued June 28, 2024.