Lawfully present

The term “lawfully present” is used to describe immigrants who have:
  • “Qualified non-citizen” immigration status without a waiting period
  • Humanitarian statuses or circumstances (including Temporary Protected Status, Special Juvenile Status, asylum applicants, Convention Against Torture, victims of trafficking)
  • Valid non-immigrant visas
  • Legal status conferred by other laws (temporary resident status, LIFE Act, Family Unity individuals)

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