Pataskala, OH asked in Immigration Law for Ohio

Q: Can you tell me more about the Liberian Refugee green card. I am from Jamaica living in the United States since 2010

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Patricia C. Wall-Santiago
Patricia C. Wall-Santiago
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  • Fort Lauderdale, FL

A: You must meet ALL of the following requirements:

1. You properly file Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status by Dec. 20, 2020;

2. You are a national of Liberia;

3. You 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;

4. You are otherwise eligible for an immigrant visa; and

5. You are admissible to the United States for lawful permanent residence or eligible for a waiver of inadmissibility or other forms of relief.

You are not eligible if you have been convicted of an aggravated felony, convicted of two or more crimes involving moral turpitude (other than a purely political offense), or that you have 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.

Family Members of Liberian nationals may be eligible if they meet the following requirements:

If you are currently the spouse, unmarried child under 21, or unmarried son or daughter 21 years old or older of a Liberian national who meets the requirements mentioned above, you properly file the Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status no later than Dec. 20, 2020, you are otherwise eligible for an immigrant visa, and you are admissible to the United States for lawful permanent residence or eligible for a waiver of inadmissibility or other forms of relief. Note: The same bars to adjustment and inadmissibility grounds apply to family members as to Liberian nationals applying for adjustment.

You should always consult with an experienced immigration attorney regarding your eligibility for this relief.

Sincerely,

Patricia C. Wall

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