A New Remedy for Liberians: The Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act (LRIF)

Citizenship and Naturalization
Removal Defense
Publication Date

Effective December 20, 2019, the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) act opened a one-year window that will allow many Liberians living in the United States to apply for permanent residence. The act was buried in Section 7611 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. This practice advisory will provide a summary of the law, which went into effect immediately and will only allow applications for relief up to December 20, 2020.