This letter is an urgent plea for compassion and a request for a waiver of all immigration filing fees for thousands of Liberian beneficiaries of the Liberian Refugee Fairness Act, which you signed into law on December 20, 2019.
As the World Health Organization declared the deadly Coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on March 11, it is becoming clear that diaspora events will be impacted. While the Liberian Studies Association announced it is postponing its 2020 conference, the Liberian Entertainment Awards issued a notice committing to holding its annual awards show.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, has announced that it is now accepting applications from Liberian nationals wishing to apply for permanent residency in the U.S. under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020.
In a historic and monumental move for the Liberian community in the United States, President Donald Trump has signed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2020 into law. The law contains a key provision facilitating permanent residency for Liberians living in the U.S.
History was made on Tuesday, November 12 when the United Soccer Leagueâ€™s League-Two announced that Philadelphia Lone Star Football Club, a club founded by a Liberian immigrant, Bobby Ali, had become the newest member of USL League-Two, ahead of the 2020 season.
Jesse Gibson, a Liberian-American pastor who contested a Nov. 5 city council election for the central Massachusetts city of Worcester, has lost, according toÂ unofficial resultsÂ from the city government.
The hopes of nearly 4,000 Liberians residing in the U.S. on Deferred Enforced Departure immigration status have been left in limbo after the judge of a district court in Massachusetts ruled to dismiss a lawsuit filed on behalf of the Liberian DED beneficiaries.
Liberians living in the U.S on Deferred Enforced Departure immigration status finally got their day in court last Wednesday to challenge the legality of President Donald Trumpâ€™s decision to end the program.