Liberians in New York ‘Jubilant’ at Expulsion Reprieve

Kirk Semple, New York Times, March 22, 2009

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Mr. Obama signed an order on Friday extending by 12 months a policy that grants Liberians the temporary right to live and work in the United States, an administration official said.

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Now that the community has been granted another reprieve, its leaders say they will press Congress to provide Liberian exiles with an expedited path to citizenship.

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[Editor’s Note: More information on the Liberian refugees in the United States can be read here.]

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