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.
A Liberian American pastor, Rev. Jesse Gibson, will appear on the ballot as an at-large city councilor candidate in the November 5 municipal elections for the central Massachusetts city of Worcester.
For many Liberians in the U.S., it was a moment of joy in March, last year, when President Donald Trump announced that their Deferred Enforced Departure status was extended by an additional one year.
Two Liberian immigrants in the United States, Michael Elliot, and Wynfred Russell have been elected mayor and city council member for Minnesota, respectively in the state general election on Tuesday.
Wynfred Russell, the Liberian running for city council position in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, has received the 2018 Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Hero Award. The award was presented by the McKnight Foundation and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.
Wynfred Russell will contest for Brooklyn Parkâ€™s West District against Bob Mata, a current council member in an election scheduled to take place on November 6 this year.