DED for Liberia to End in March 2019; EADs Automatically Extended Through Sept. 30, 2018

On March 27, 2018, President Trump issued a memorandum to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen, directing her to implement a 12-month deferred enforced departure (DED) wind-down period for eligible Liberians and to provide for work authorization through March 31, 2019, which is when DED will end.

Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) with an expiration date of March 31, 2018, and a category code of “A-11” have been automatically extended for an additional six months, through Sept. 30, 2018. DED-eligible Liberians should apply for a new EAD as soon as possible to receive the full 12-month period of employment authorization, through March 31, 2019.

Completing Form I-9

When completing or updating Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, refer to this Federal Register notice, which provides confirmation that your employee’s EAD is automatically extended until Sept. 30, 2018. After Sept. 30, you will be required to reverify this employee’s work authorization.

Find more details on the end of Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberia on I-9 Central and instructions for completing Form I-9 on the Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure page.

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