The Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act ( FAQ’s)

Frequently Asked Questions 

Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act


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 1.  What is the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act (LRIF)?

LRIF is a legislation signed into law by President Donald Trump that allow Liberian nationals, their spouses, unmarried minor children and adult children to apply for green cards (lawful permanent residence) by December 20, 2020.


2. Who is eligible to apply?

  1. Liberian nationals who were present in the United States on or before November 20, 2014. If you arrived on November 21, 2014 or after you are NOT
  2. You must be eligible to receive a green card in the United States in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act Section 212 (a).
  3. Spouses and unmarried child under 21 or unmarried son or daughter over 21 of eligible Liberian nationals can apply for Green Cards under LRIF.
  4. Applicants who are in Immigration Court or who have an order of removal (deportation).


3.  Who is ineligible to apply?

Liberian nationals are ineligible under LRIF if they have:

  1. Been convicted of any aggravated felony;
  2. Been convicted of two or more crimes involving moral turpitude (other than a purely political offense); or
  3. 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.


4. What if I have received public benefits from the federal or state government?

The LRIF waives the requirements that an applicant for green card prove that they will not require public assistance.


5.  What if I do not have proof of entry into the United States?

 The LIRF waves proof of lawful entry into the United States.


6.  Must the Spouse of an eligible Liberian National be a Liberian in order to qualify for a green card under the LRIF?

 No. LRIF does not specify whether or not the spouse of an eligible Liberian national be themselves a Liberian in order to apply as a family member.

7.  Must the Spouse or Unmarried Child or Unmarried Son/Daughter show that they were in the United States on November 20, 2014?

No. LRIF does not specify whether or not the spouse or the minor child or adult child meet the continuous presence requirement by being present in the United States on November 20, 2014.


8.What is the deadline to apply for the LRIF?

The deadline to apply for the LRIF is December 20, 2020. The Law Office of Edward Neufville recommends that you file your application as soon as possible.


9. How do I apply?

 To apply for the LRIF contact the Law Office of Edward W Neufville, III at and schedule an in-depth case review and consultation as soon as possible. You may also book directly online at


10. Can I file the LRIF application on my own?

The Law Office of Edward Neufville, III recommends that you do NOT file this application on your own but rather work with a competent attorney that you trust and feel would best support your needs. We recommend that this attorney specializes in US Immigration law. Be sure to check reviews.


11. What if I cannot afford to hire an attorney?

The Law office of Edward Neufville, III recommends that you contact organizations such as, Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services.


12. What are the costs associated with filing this application through your office?

The Law Office of Edward Neufville, III will quote you a fee at the conclusion of your case review and consultation. Fees are never discussed over the phone, email or otherwise without a thorough review and assessment of your specific and unique situation. To contact the office please call +1.301.562.7995 or


13. Do I have to be in the Washington, D.C. metro area to access your services?

 No. The Law Office of Edward W. Neufville, III, LLC. is licensed to practice U.S. Immigration Law which is federal law and as such we represent clients throughout the United States. We offer services through video chat, video conference call and phone consults and naturally face to face consultations in our offices in Silver Spring, Maryland.


14. I am ready to book my consultation with Law of Edward W. Neufville, III, what do I need to do?

Please go online and book HERE or call the office at 301.562.7995 to book your consultation and case review.


15. Where are you located?

 The law office is located in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, in the iconic World Building at 8121 Georgia Avenue, Suite 650, Silver Spring, MD, 20910. We have metered parking in the rear of the building and in several area garages. You may access us via the Red Line Metro stop at “Silver Spring”.

16.  Who is Attorney Edward W. Neufville, III ?

 Attorney Neufville is a seasoned and respected attorney in the Washington DC area. Having practiced US Immigration and Nationality Law in Washington DC for 15 years, Attorney Edward W Neufville has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, ABC and has won numerous awards and citations for his work in the filed of immigration.

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