November 23, 2021: December 20 Deadline Approaching for Liberians to Submit Permanent Residency Applications

Liberians wishing to apply to become permanent residents under the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Program have until December 20 to file their application. The deadline was set as part of the implementation of the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act passed in 2019, a measure that stated Liberian nationals who had been continuously physically present in the United States since Nov. 20, 2014, (along with their spouses and dependents) would be eligible for permanent residence.

Minnesota is home to the largest Liberian community in the U.S., and the agreement was widely celebrated by the families and individuals who have been living under the uncertainty of Deferred Enforcement Departure (DED) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

Please review our website for a list of campus-specific resources if you want assistance with filing your application.