The filing period for certain Liberian nationals and certain family members to apply for adjustment of status under the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) provision has been extended from one year to two years.
If you think you may be eligible but still have questions it is always a good idea to schedule a legal consultation.
USCIS prepared the following Q&A sheet: if you still have questions.
Here are 3 things you need to know about the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness
- What is? Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness is a program established by Congress that provides Liberian nationals who have lived in the United States for many years an opportunity to apply for lawful permanent resident (LPR) status, receive a green card, and eventually to naturalize as U.S. citizens.
- When? The program was created on December 20, 2019. Congress reached a bipartisan consensus to pass LRIF, a law that established a pathway to permanent status and ultimately citizenship for Liberians living in the U.S. For three decades, many Liberians in the U.S. have been protected from deportation and authorized to work, as conditions in Liberia remained unsafe for return. These protections provided critical humanitarian relief for Liberians living in the U.S., and also provided support for Liberia as a valued U.S. ally.
- Who is eligible? Individuals can apply for adjustment of status under LRIF if they are a Liberian national and have been continuously present in the U.S. since at least November 20, 2014, and have not committed certain crimes. Spouses and unmarried children of LRIF-eligible Liberian nationals can also apply for a green card under LRIF.
Schedule a legal consultation at ☎️(510) 437-9998 if you think you can qualify for adjustment of status under the LRIF provision.