On March 20, 2009, the White House issued a memorandum deferring for 12 months the removal of any eligible Liberian national, or person without nationality who last habitually resided in Liberia, who is present in the United States and who is under a grant of DED as of March 31, 2009. The previous DED grant expired on March 31, 2009. Work authorization for those Liberians granted DED has been automatically extended for six months (until September 30, 2009). To obtain an employment authorization document (EAD card) valid for the remainder of the DED grant, individuals will be required to submit an application on Form I-765.

The memorandum is available here. A related Q&A document is available here.