The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was recently approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and includes a section that allows eligible Liberians to apply for permanent residency and provide them and their families with a pathway to citizenship.
It would prohibit eligibility for anyone convicted of a violent crime, or an individual who has 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. The requirements to apply for Permanent Residency (i.e. a “Green Card”) through this Act are:
- Filing of application by December 20, 2020
- Pay the filing fee of $1,225
- Proof that you are a Liberian national
- Have not been outside of the United States for more than 180 days total since arriving in the U.S.
- Is otherwise admissible
Family members (spouses, unmarried child under 21 or unmarried son or daughter over 21) of LRIF qualifying applicant are also eligible to apply.
Section 7611 requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to create a process whereby applicants may seek a stay of deportation if they have filed an application for legal resident status and authorize the Secretary to allow individuals to work in the US while their application is being considered. Individuals applying for Permanent Residency under this Section are also eligible for work authorization while their case is pending.
The Law Office of Susan N. Rosti, Esq. has the experience you need plus a proven track record in representing immigration, deportation and related legal cases. Attorney Rosti specializes in this area of law and understands that an individual needs a lawyer to explain their options clearly and assist them in achieving the best resolution possible. Call The Law Office of Susan N. Rosti, Esq. today at 973.883.5977 to schedule a consultation today if you are facing immigration and / or deportation issues and need representation.