Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) is in the President’s discretion to authorize as part of his power to conduct foreign relations. Although DED is not a specific immigration status, individuals covered by DED are not subject to removal from the United States, usually for a designated period of time.
Countries that are Currently Covered Under DED
|Country||Effective Date of DED||Extension Date of DED||Expiration Date||EAD Automatically Extended through|
|Liberia||October 1, 2007 (by President Bush’s order of September 12, 2007)||12-month Extension effective April 1, 2009 (by President Obama’s order of March 20, 2009)||March 31, 2010||September 30, 2009|