The Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) is designed to help refugees from Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Cuba, and countries from the former Soviet bloc who have come to the United States claiming asylum.
NACARA members can become residents and apply for a lawful permanent status. They can do this via Suspension of Deportation, which requires an applicant to have lived in the U.S. lawfully for 7 years.
They also have to prove that, if they were to be removed from the U.S., they could be put in extreme hardship. Applicants must also show they are of good character.
There are two major sections of NACARA.