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USCIS issues policy guidance on Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness law

  1. Date Announced

    April 7, 2020

    USCIS issues guidance in Policy Manual regarding eligibility requirements, filing, and adjudication of adjustment of status applications based on the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) law. [ID #668]

    See Biden administration action below.

    View Policy Document View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    April 7, 2020
  3. Subsequent Action

    December 31, 2020

    USCIS announces that the deadline to file for adjustment of status has been extended from one year to two, pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, Sec. 901., Extension of Period for Adjustment of Status for Certain Liberian Nationals. The new deadline is December 20, 2021.

    Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) Extended
  4. Biden Administration Action

    June 17, 2021

    This Biden administration policy modifies the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On June 17, 2021, USCIS announced that it was updating guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding eligibility for adjustment of status under Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF).

    The updated guidance clarifies what evidence an applicant may submit to establish Liberian nationality when applying for adjustment of status under LRIF, including but not limited to expired Liberian passports, baptismal records or other religious documents, school records, and medical records.

    2021.06.17 USCIS Clarifies Evidence Requirements Under Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness
  5. Biden Administration Action

    June 17, 2021

    This Biden administration policy modifies the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On June 17, 2021, USCIS announced that it was updating guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding eligibility for adjustment of status under Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF).

    The updated guidance clarifies what evidence an applicant may submit to establish Liberian nationality when applying for adjustment of status under LRIF, including but not limited to expired Liberian passports, baptismal records or other religious documents, school records, and medical records.

    2021.06.17 Chapter 5 - Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness

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