December 31, 2020: Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Filing Period Extended

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.

When Congress passed the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) Act in 2019, it created “a pathway to citizenship” for individuals from Liberia. This allows individuals to file for permanent residence if they “have been physically present in the United States continuously from November 20, 2014… until the date on which they submit their applications.” Spouses and children of eligible Liberian nationals will also be able to get green cards.

USCIS has begun accepting applications, and eligible individuals must apply for a green card by December 20, 2021. Individuals in the UMN community with questions are encouraged to contact the Immigration Response Team by emailing [email protected].