What is Deferred Enforced Departure?
In addition to TPS, Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) is another form of blanket relief. DED is under the President’s discretion to authorize as part of his constitutional power to conduct foreign relations. Deferred Enforced Departure provides individuals relief from removal at the President’s discretion, usually in response to war, civil unrest, or natural disasters.
Currently, Liberia is the only country currently designated under DED. It is set to be terminated on March 30, 2020. African Communities Together v. Trump is currently challenging the Trump Administration’s attempt to terminate DED and deter the deportation of Liberian individuals-some who have resided in the States for more than 20 years.