Liberians' Residency Extended
Liberians under the United States’ Temporary Protective Status are rejoicing yet again. President Bush has granted them an 18-month extension to stay in the country, however this was not their first extension. According to an article from the Star Tribune, 3,500 Liberians have been under this Temporary Protective Status since 1991, and they have gotten extensions almost every year since. 1,000 Liberians are living in Minnesota and many have raised their children here.
The Star Tribune offered a slide show of the Liberian’s celebration at local churches, which showed how much the extension meant to the Liberians. The Washington Post reported that the Liberians were allowed to live here to avoid a civil war in their country. The war ended in 2003.