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Trump-to-end protection from deportation for Liberia

From Liberia to collect for the swearing-in of President-elect George Weah in the capital Monrovia, in January.

(REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon)

WASHINGTON – The Trump management and ends a program that allows citizens of Liberia living in the United States to avoid deportation. But it is so that a one-year “to facilitate wind-down” period, your return.

From Liberia have been entitled, for the Delayed enforcement of the departure since 1999. The program began under President Bill Clinton, and was extended, during the Bush and Obama administrations, allowed to live that people of the country and is legal in the USA It is similar to another program called “Temporary Protected Status”, which has worked in the trump administration.

In a memorandum on Tuesday, President Donald Trump spent in Liberia, is said “not more experienced armed conflict” and has made “significant progress in restoring stability and democratic governance.”

“Liberia has also the reconstruction of former conflict, which has contributed significantly to closed, an environment that is able to adequately the return of its nationals,” he wrote.

Now, 839 Liberian citizens, with a valid state of work in the framework of the programme, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

To provide for an “orderly transition” and of Liberia to give the government time to “re-integration” of citizens, the return, the beneficiaries receive a 12-month window during which they are still allowed in the USA to live and work.

The protection measures, the Trump had to 30. To renew in March, will now expire 31. March 2019.

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