Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberians

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services invites you to participate in a webinar on Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberians on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern.

On Jan. 20, 2021, President Biden issued a memorandum to the secretary of Homeland Security extending DED and employment authorization through June 30, 2022, for eligible Liberians (and aliens without nationality who last habitually resided in Liberia) who had DED as of Jan. 10, 2021.

Additionally, the filing period for eligible Liberian nationals and certain family members to apply for adjustment of status under LRIF has been extended to Dec. 20, 2021.

During this webinar, USCIS will provide an overview of LRIF, as well as the reinstatement of DED for eligible Liberians, explain eligibility requirements and share filing tips. We will respond to questions submitted in advance and via chat during the webinar. We will not answer case-specific questions.

To Register:

  1. Visit our registration page
  2. Enter your email address and select "Submit"
  3. Select "Subscriber Preferences"
  4. Select the "Event Registration" tab
  5. Complete the questions and select "Submit"

Once we process your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with additional details.

If you have any questions, or if you have not received a confirmation email within three business days, please email us at

We encourage you to submit questions in advance by emailing by Feb. 18 at noon Eastern. Put “LRIF” in the subject line.

To request a disability accommodation to participate in this engagement, email us at by Feb. 22 at noon Eastern.

Note to media:

This engagement is not for press purposes. Please contact the USCIS Press Office at for any media inquiries.

We look forward to your participation!

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