Minnesota governor’s letter to Trump: Reinstate DED for Liberians, find pathway for Dreamers

PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton sent a letter to President Donald Trump this week urging a reconsideration of the president’s decision to end Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberian-Americans.

An estimated 14,000 Liberians in Minnesota face an uncertain future. Under Deferred Enforced Departure, there is no path to legal status or citizenship, meaning Minnesota’s Liberian community is always looking over their shoulder at the next deadline. The DED program for Liberia was renewed by President George W. Bush and twice by President Obama.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.