The Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) provision is a part of the National Defense Authorization Act for the fiscal year 2020. It was put into place to provide a way for certain nationals of Liberia and their spouses, unmarried children, and others to remain residents of the U.S. in certain circumstances. If you believe you might qualify to take advantage of this provision, it is important to seek the help of an experienced immigration attorney. This is something Susan Han can help you handle.
What Is the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Provision?
This provision was created for specific people who may be able to remain in the United States rather than being deported back to Liberia. To qualify, a person must be living in the U.S. and must be in one of the following categories:
- A Liberian national
- The spouse of a Liberian national
- An unmarried child of a Liberian national who is under the age of 21
- The unmarried child of a Liberian national who is over the age of 21
If all of these – and potentially a range of other requirements – are met, then a person is in a position to obtain lawful permanent resident status. That means an individual is able to obtain a green card and remain in the U.S. on a permanent basis.
As indicated above, there are a handful of other qualifications and standards. For example, a person must not have been convicted of an aggravated felony or two crimes involving moral turpitude, or ordered, incited, assisted, or otherwise participated in any type of persecution of another person based on things like nationality, race, or religion (among others). You must also have had a continuous presence in the U.S. from November 20, 2014 onward. Immigration lawyer Susan Han is ready to walk you through these and other stipulations and get you on the road to lawful permanent resident status.
Do You Meet the Requirements of the Fairness Act Immigration as a Liberian National?
To meet this component of the provision, a person must have proof that they are a Liberian national. This must include proof of that through an unexpired Liberian passport or a Liberian certificate of nationalization. If you meet these requirements – or believe you do – it is important to seek the help of an attorney who specializes in these matters to ensure your rights remain protected.
How to Get Help for Immigration Services Like These
The Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness provision is one of the tools you may wish to use to remain in the U.S. long-term. However, it is a complex law and has several requirements you must meet in order to apply. That is why it is a good idea to hire an experienced attorney like Susan Han to help you. Ms. Han can determine if you have the right to file for this provision and then work closely with you to ensure both the paperwork is filed correctly and at the proper times and that your rights are protected.
Ms. Han can help you with all aspects of the citizenship process and with green card services as well. Reach out to learn more about the services she can provide, which include:
- Full immigration services
- Green card services
- Immigration visa services
- Nonimmigrant visa services
- Citizenship and naturalization services
Learn More About Your Rights: Contact Susan Han Today
You can learn more about Liberian refugee immigration fairness when you contact Ms. Han for insight and support. She can help you remain protected and ensure your rights are upheld no matter your situation. To learn more, call Susan Han today at 410.599.3100 or connect with us online.