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>> Liberians in the United States have lost their protected status and that's worrying many of their compatriots back home. Under Donald Trump's order last month, they'll return within a year and that's frightening for Liberians like Lincoln Zanga who rely on remittances. Zanga earns $60 a month as a school teacher, so his part time university fees are paid by his brother who works in the US and supports the whole family.
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>> This is very devastating especially to my family, my brother who is doing everything. I can see, for my entire family, renting our home, and also pay my school fees, because the work I do is not enough to sustain me in Liberia. He is up there and helping me down here.
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>> Remittances from Liberians living abroad provide more than a quarter of the country's GDP. Since 1991 some Liberians working in the States were allowed to stay because of the problems plaguing thier country. Civil war, ensuing volatility and an Ebola outbreak four years ago. Now, Washington says things have improved, so it's time to go home.
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Not all Liberians are upset.>> Those Liberians that are in America you have doctors, lawyers, engineers among them and we need them to come back home and contribute to the development of this country.