I would like to file a National Interest Waiver (NIW) petition for the second preference employment-based (EB-2) immigrant visa. However, before I do so, I would like to be sure that I am not going to simply be wasting my time doing so, since I am a citizen of Nigeria and the Trump administration recently declared (and, I would imagine, also implemented) a policy that suspends the granting of immigrant visas to citizens of Nigeria. (Frankly, speaking, if this Trump administration policy causes a Nigerian citizen to not be eligible to apply for the second preference employment-based (EB-2) immigrant visa, it is not only my time that will be saved by my not starting the process that culminates in my eventually filing an application for this immigrant visa category; the USCIS's time will also be saved, since they won't have to process, and then reject, such any applications that I file in this regard.)
Even if it appears to be unlikely at the moment, it may change in the future. Please schedule a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney to discuss all of your options.
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