Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF), allows Liberian nationals and their spouses, unmarried children under 21 years old, or unmarried sons and daughters 21 years old or older living in the United States who meet the eligibility requirements to apply to become lawful permanent residents (receive Green Cards).
In order to be eligible for a Green Card under the LRIF, you must meet the following requirements:
If you are applying as a national of Liberia, you must submit evidence of being a Liberian national.
To be eligible for a Green Card based on the LRIF, you must have been continuously physically present in the United States during the period beginning on November 20, 2014, and ending on the date you properly file your Form I-485.
Aliens will be considered to have maintained continuous physical presence if their absences from the United States amount to not more than 180 days in the aggregate (total).
To qualify for a Green Card, you must be admissible to the United States. Reasons why you may be inadmissible are listed in INA 212(a) and are called grounds of inadmissibility.
In general, USCIS can only approve your Green Card application if none of the relevant grounds of inadmissibility apply to you, or if you obtain a waiver of inadmissibility for any ground that applies to you. If you are applying for a Green Card based on the LRIF, all of the grounds of inadmissibility apply to you except for:
You are eligible to apply for a Green Card as a family member based on the LRIF if you meet the following requirements:
When you have a pending Form I-485 based on the LRIF, you may apply for employment authorization.