ACT Statement on DED Termination

Since 2016, ACT has been fighting for the thousands of immigrants from Liberia who are in the US under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) programs.

Most recently, we helped organize the campaign to extend DED, working with DED holders, the Liberian community, African organizations, and allies from around the country to lobby Congress, rally, and speak out to save this important program.

Today, we learned that the Trump Administration will terminate the program, after a one year transition period.

Given the Administration's record, there was a real risk that Liberians would lose status immediately, which would have been a disaster. This reprieve is a direct result of our community's advocacy.

But it's not enough. We need permanent status for Liberians, many of whom have been in the US for decades and have US citizen children.

We will continue to fight, in Congress, in the courts, and in the streets to make our immigration system more fair and humane.

See our full statement below. And please support our work by making a donation.