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Liberia: Background and U.S. Relations [February 14, 2020]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Document: "Congress has shown enduring interest in Liberia, a small coastal West African country of about 4.8 million people. The United States played a key role in the country's founding, and bilateral ties generally have remained close despite significant strains during Liberia's two civil wars (1989-1997 and 1999-2003). Congress has appropriated considerable foreign assistance for Liberia, and has held hearings on the country's postwar trajectory and development. In recent years, congressional interest partly has centered on the immigration status of over 80,000 Liberian nationals resident in the United States. Liberia participates in the House Democracy Partnership, a U.S. House of Representatives legislative-strengthening initiative that revolves around peer-to-peer engagement."

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CRS Report for Congress, R46226
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2020-02-14
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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