USCIS is alerting stakeholders that they will continue to process:
- Applications and petitions filed for or on behalf of individuals in the United States regardless of their country of origin.
- Applications and petitions of lawful permanent residents outside the U.S. USCIS also continues to adjudicate applications and petitions for individuals outside the U.S. whose approval does not directly confer travel authorization.
- Applications to adjust status also continue to be adjudicated, according to existing policies and procedures, for applicants who are nationals of countries designated in the Jan. 27, 2017, “Executive Order: Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States”, the so called, “Travel Ban”.
The USCIS has stated that they will publish additional guidance when available.
To summarize, the USCIS indicates that they will continue to process applications and petitions regardless of the individual country of origin.
Source of Information:
USCIS.gov, 2/3/17, News Alert: