USCIS Comienza a Aceptar Solicitudes de Residencia para Ciertos Liberianos

El 26 de diciembre de 2019, el USCIS anunció que había comenzado a aceptar la solicitud de ajuste de estatus según la nueva ley aprobada el 20 de diciembre. También proporcionó información sobre quién es elegible o no elegible para el programa. Si bien esta nueva ley solo se aplica a los liberianos y sus familias, contiene algunas disposiciones muy generosas que podrían extenderse a las familias no liberianas e incluso a los hijos adultos. Programe una consulta hoy para obtener más información.

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Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it will begin accepting applications to adjust status to lawful permanent resident from certain Liberian nationals under Section 7611 of the National Defense Authorization Act (PDF) for fiscal year 2020, Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF), signed into law on Dec. 20, 2019.

To be eligible for permanent residence (a Green Card) under LRIF, a Liberian national must have been continuously physically present in the United States from Nov. 20, 2014, to the date they properly file an application for adjustment of status. USCIS will accept properly filed applications until Dec. 20, 2020, one year from the enactment of the LRIF.

Applicants must be otherwise eligible to receive an immigrant visa and be admissible to the United States. The spouses, unmarried children under 21, and unmarried sons and daughters 21 or older of eligible Liberian nationals are also eligible for Green Cards.

The following grounds of inadmissibility do not apply to applicants under the LRIF:
– Public Charge (INA 212(a)(4));
– Labor Certification Requirements (INA 212(a)(5));
– Aliens Present Without Admission or Parole (INA 212(a)(6)(A)); and
– Documentation Requirements (INA 212(a)(7)(A).

Aliens are ineligible under LRIF if they have:

– Been convicted of any aggravated felony;
– Been convicted of two or more crimes involving moral turpitude (other than a purely political offense); or
– Ordered, incited, assisted or otherwise participated in the persecution of any person on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion.

For more information about filing for adjustment of status under the LRIF, see the LRIF page on the USCIS website and for Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.