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