Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act

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Eligible Liberian citizens may apply for permanent resident status in the US

On December 20, 2019 the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act (LRIF) was signed into law. This provision permits certain citizens of Liberia to immediately file applications for permanent residence in the United States. The passage of this measure was the result of decades of advocacy, as described in this recent CBS news story.

Eligible applicants must apply within 1 year of the law's enactment, or by December 20, 2020. 

More information about this Act is on the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota's LRIF page as well as the Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) LRIF webpage. Those who need help identifying a legal service organization to assist in filing LRIF applications should click on the Immigration Legal Services button at the top of this page or contact the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs directly by phone at 612-357-1875 or email at [email protected].

Last updated Oct 5, 2020

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