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Liberians Getting Nervous

Liberians have lived in the U.S. since the early 1990’s under a temporary protected status. Now that the Liberian government is showing some signs of stabilization, the U.S. government is trying to lift the temporary protected status and deport many of the 20,000 Liberians who are now living in the U.S.

Some have come with their families to take refuge and others have come and created families. Now, they may be forced to return to Liberia at the show of slight improvements in the nation and leave their homes here.

The StarTribune wrote an article about the U.S. House voting to expend the temporary protected status for another year. But like the interviewee in the article says, a year goes by quickly.

The StarTribune spoke to Liberians and sought out their concerns, relief, thoughts on the issue. The article went in depth to cover the actual Senate bill and other government involvement.

The Pioneer Press article is much shorter with less content and also have no persons interviewed to show the direct issues of deportation after a temporary protection status is lifted.