Deporting Liberian Refugees From The U.S. Would Be 'Devastating,' Says Local Leader

Mar 29, 2018

Thousands of Liberian refugees living in the United States have one year left before they face deportation.

That’s because President Donald Trump announced Tuesday the end of a program created for refugees of the Liberian Civil War.

Rhode Island is home to several thousand Liberians. Some of them are protected refugees under this program. Rhode Island Public Radio’s John Bender spoke with Reverend Matthew Kai, from the West Side Tabernacle Baptist Church in Providence, about the impact of the president’s decision.