Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act

News, analysis and resources about the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness program.

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 (a green card) in the United States. The passage of this measure was the result of decades of advocacy, as described in this CBS news story.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, which was signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020, includes an extension of the December 2020 deadline for Liberian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (LRIF).

Applications must now be received by US Citizenship and Immigration Services no later than Dec. 20, 2021.

Updated information is available at the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) LRIF webpage and the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota's LRIF page.

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