Essential terms for navigating and understanding the debate on U.S. immigration policy.
There is currently 1 term in this directory beginning with the letter L.
LIFE Act of 2000 (245-I Bill)
This legislation enabled certain immigrants present in the U.S. who would not normally qualify to apply for legal status to obtain permanent residency regardless of: how they entered the U.S.; whether or not they were working in the U.S. without authorization; and whether or not they failed to continuously maintain lawful status since entry. The program required an immigration petition and a $1000 fee.