1805.000.00 Eligibility and Verification

1805.020.10 Qualified Immigrant

IM-97 November 9, 2015

A qualified immigrant is one who is:

  • A lawful permanent resident under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)
  • A refugee (207 of INA)
  • An asylee (208 of INA)
  • An immigrant who has had deportation or removal withheld under 243(h) of (INA) or 241(b)(3)
  • An immigrant granted parole for at least one year by the INS under 212(d)(5) of INA
  • An immigrant granted conditional entry under 203(a)(7) of immigration law in effect before April 1, 1980
  • An immigrant granted status as a Cuban or Haitian entrant (as defined in section 501(e) of the Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980)
  • A battered immigrant, as defined by P.L. 104-208
  • An American Indian born in Canada, if s/he is at least one-half American Indian blood
  • An Amerasian Immigrant; or
  • Trafficking Victim, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Act of 2000