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US President to end special legal status for Liberian immigrants

Right after his presidency, Trump has pursued a crackdown on legal and illegal immigrants.


 US President to end special legal status for Liberian immigrants
Trump had earlier included three other African countries — Chad, Somalia and Libya —whose citizens were restricted from entering the United States.(Image credit: Facebook

Donal Trump on Tuesday ordered an end to special legal status for immigrants from Liberia. The special status ends on March 31, 2019, and even includes those who have been living in the US for the last decades. the reason as the President is due to improved conditions in the west African country.

According to the memorandum signed by Trump and released by the White House, "Liberia is no longer experiencing armed conflict and has made significant progress in restoring stability and democratic governance,"

Right after his presidency, Trump has pursued a crackdown on legal and illegal immigrants.

Some Liberians have been eligible for either Temporary Protected Status or Deferred Enforced Departure since March 1991 due to civil wars, fragile political and economic conditions and an Ebola virus outbreak in 2014, the memorandum said.

According to the US President,"Liberia has also concluded reconstruction from prior conflicts, which has contributed significantly to an environment that is able to handle adequately the return of its nationals."

Trump had earlier included three other African countries — Chad, Somalia and Libya —whose citizens were restricted from entering the United States.

(With inputs from Reuters)


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