ABSTRACT

Applications for Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LIRF): Fact Sheet [August 19, 2020]   [open pdf - 862KB]

From the Document: "Over the years, Congress has passed legislation to provide access to lawful permanent resident (LPR) status to certain groups of foreign nationals living in the United States without permanent status. The 116th Congress passed a measure of this type entitled Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF). LRIF provides an opportunity for Liberians who have been continuously present in the United States since November 2014 and their family members to obtain LPR status. Enacted as part of the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (P.L. 116-92, §7611), it gives individuals until December 20, 2020, to apply for LPR status. This fact sheet presents data on applications received by the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS's) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) under LRIF during the first four months of the application period. It will be updated as application data covering the remainder of the application period are made available."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R46487
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Date:
2020-08-19
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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