This group includes:
A person who enters the country under one of the above statuses continues to be eligible without a 5 year wait even if their status is adjusted to lawful permanent resident (LPR).
For example, a person entered the U.S. as an asylee. Even though their status is later adjusted to lawful permanent resident, the person continues to qualify for cash and medical benefits as an asylee. An Iraqi or Afghan special immigrant has immediate LPR status.
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