URGENT ACTION: Please call your elected officials for Hong-Kongers
Please call your elected officials to urge the White House to extend the Hong Kong Deferred Enforced Departure Presidential directive that allow Hong Kong residents who are in the United States on August 5, 2021 to stay for 18 months and have permission to work, will expire on February 5, 2023.
To Call the White House: 202-456-1111 202-456-1414
Message to President Biden, "Please extend your Presidential Directive for Hong Kong Deferred Enforced Departure or DED. Thank you."
To Call your senator: 202=224-3121, ask for your senators by name
Message to Senator, "Please ask President Biden to extend the Hong Kong Deferred Enforced Departure Presidential Directive. Thank you."
To Call your House Representative: 202-225-4711, ask for your Congressmember by name
Message to Congressmember, "Please ask President Biden to extend the Hong Kong Deferred Enforced Departure Presidential Directive. Thank you."
To Find your Senator or Congressmember
Please click on https://www.congress.gov/contact-us and enter your address
On August 5, 2021, Presiden Biden issued a memorandum to defer for 18 months the removal of certain residents of Hong Kong who were present in the United States as of August 5, 2021 following the imposition of Beijing's National Security Law on Hong Kong and the Hong Kong authority crackdown on the fundamental freedoms of the HongKongers.
The directive allow for eligible Hong Kong residents for the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) to stay in the United States and to have permission to work.
However, the Directive is due to expire on February 5, 2023.
Without an extension, the HongKongers who are here in the United States will be forced to return to Hong Kong to face persecution.
Already, a number of Hong Kong residents who participated in the protests here in the United States and who returned to Hong Kong have been detained and questioned by the Hong Kong authorities.
House Foreign Committe Ranking Member Gregory W. Meeks made the following statement on January 13
"Because this measure is only a temporary solution for the roughly 3,860 Hong Kong residents that were eligible for DED, it is also critical that the U.S. Government take furthe raction to ensure a longer-term, durable solution for pro-democracy advocates,human right activists, journalists, and dissidents in Hong Kong who face arbitrary detention, politically motivated prosecution, censorship, restriction of movement, and other human rights abuses.I plan to reintroduce in the 118th Congress the Hong Kong Freedom and Choice Act, originally introduced by former Representative Tom Malinowski,to provide temporary protected status and expedited refugee status to qualifying Hong Kong residents. These longer-term solutions will help demonstrate that the U.S. Congress continues to stand by the people of Hong Kong.”