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Deportations deferred

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service reported that the Obama administration decided March 15 to continue deferring for another 18 months the deportation of Liberians who fled to the U.S. to escape civil war. LIRS CEO and President Linda Hartke called the decision “just and compassionate,” adding, “LIRS has long advocated for this step.” Extending the deferral helps the country’s post-war recovery, she said, as “Liberia’s infrastructure does not yet have the capacity to manage a sudden flood of Liberians back into the country.”


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