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Deadline Extended for the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) Provision

By: Angelita Chavez | January 05, 2021

p and Immigration Services (USCIS) has extended the filing period from one year to two years for certain Liberian nationals and certain family members to apply for adjustment of status to US permanent resident under the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) provision.

Individuals who are applying to adjust status to obtain a green card under the LRIF must correctly complete and submit Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. USCIS must receive the application by December 20, 2021.

background on lrif

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 contains the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) provision. LRIF creates the opportunity for certain Liberian nationals and their family members to become lawful permanent residents of the United States.


For help with any case-specific questions, please contact your Chugh, LLP attorney.

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