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Liberian immigrants in the US file lawsuit against Pres. Trump…

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US President Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA-Liberian immigrants in the United States have filed in a lawsuit against US President Donald Trump for terminating the Deferred Enforcement Departure (DED).

The lawsuit has been jointly filed on behalf of the Liberian immigrants by the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Lawyers for Civil Rights.

It can be recalled that President Donald Trump on March 27, 2018, took a decision to terminate the DED.

The DED is a program under which Liberians are protected, to live, work and raise children who are US citizens.

Lawyers representing the campaigners argued that the decision by the US President is a direct violation of the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the US Constitution.

The team of lawyers representing the Liberian immigrants said the termination of the DED marked an abrupt departure from the practice established by the previous administration.

Meanwhile, the President of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Right, Kristen Clarke, termed President Trump’s decision to terminate the DED Program as discrimination directed at the Liberian Community.

 


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