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Biden action on Liberian immigrants has community in Philly hopeful

“The LRIF application process was hampered by a slow launch, cumbersome procedures, and delays,” reads the order. The new policy directs the secretary of Homeland Security to look into those problems and speed up review of applications.

Pam Roberts, immigration attorney at HIAS Pennsylvania, who has helped about two dozen people apply for LRIF, called that “a big help.”

“[Of] all of the things that were competing for his attention, that he recognized how important this was,” she said.

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