BROOKLYN CENTER, UNITED STATES
The Wider Image: Liberians grapple with potential loss of U.S. legal status
Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) status holder and Liberian community activist Famatta Zeon, with her daughter Grace, visits Brooklyn United Methodist Church to thank the congregants for their support on the Sunday morning after the DED status was extended in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, U.S., March 31, 2019. Zeon, 43, a local Liberian organiser, had worked furiously throughout winter to lobby the government and raise awareness of her community's plight. "There are some families who have been here 23, 25 years on this status," she said. "We've worked here, we've paid our taxes, we have homes here. We don't want our children to be put in the system here. We have tried our honest best to work here and not be dependent on the system." REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst SEARCH "ERNST LIBERIAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.