Victory For Our Community: Liberian DED Extended Until 2020

Bruna Bouhid Press Releases

Thanks to work of UndocuBlack, partners and allies, Deferred Enforcement Departure (DED) for Liberians  have been extended to March 30, 2020

For Immediate Release Contact: Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267

Washington, D.C. – Today, thanks to the tireless work of UndocuBlack Network, partners and allies who have been fighting the Trump administration’s inhumane and racist decision to end DED protections for more than 4,000 Liberian-Americans, DED protections were extended for a year.

Greisa Martinez-Rosas, DACA recipient and Deputy Executive Director of United We Dream, said:

“Today, our community came out victorious, but the fight continues for permanent protections. Undocumented youth and mixed status immigrant families are living in limbo because Trump killed DED protections,  DACA and TPS. We need Congress to pass a permanent legislative solution – like the Dream and Promise Act – so that our communities aren’t living day after day in fear of detention and deportation.”

“The Dream and Promise Act is a different path forward on immigration that rejects the wall and billions for the Deportation Force, and instead provides permanent protections for immigrants. It’s time for Congress to join us in the fight towards that vision.”

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United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 400,000 members and 48 affiliate organizations across 26 states. UWD’s vision is to build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic movement of young people who organize and advocate at the local and national levels for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color in the United States.