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The amnesty program under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) gives temporary resident status to certain amnesty seekers. Eventually, as these immigrants create a life for themselves in the US they sometimes wish to stay in the US and participate in a more full way in US society. US immigration law allows these persons to apply for a green card. To do this, applicants must be eligible for US permanent residency and must file USCIS Form I-698 (Application to Adjust Status from Temporary to Permanent Resident (Under Section 245A of the INA)). The form costs more than $1000 to file and may require a biometrics fee for some applicants.