President Obama: Don’t Send Egyptians Back into Harms Way
On September 18th, ADC filed a request with President Barack Obama to designate Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Egyptian Nationals in the US. If the President approves this request, Egyptians in the US who are facing removal proceedings would not be sent back to Egypt for a designated period of time. It is the President’s discretion to authorize DED as part of his power to conduct foreign relations. Although DED is not a specific immigration status, individuals covered by DED are not subject to removal from the United States allowing them to stay out of harms way until the situation improves in their home country.
In its filing, ADC cited the impact of the growing violence in Egypt on millions of Egyptians. Egyptian civilians have fallen victim to violence based simply on their political or religious views. In addition, the country has seen a drastic rise in the violence and assault targeting women.
The filing is only the first step in securing the designation of DED, and your support is needed to make this a possibility! Please take a moment and sign our petition, requesting that President Obama approve this designation.
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