Syrian on H1B: What is going to happen to my i-140 after the new Executive Order ?
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I agree with my colleague that it is difficult to answer definitively. Friday's executive order proclaims that "the immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens from countries referred to in section 217(a)(12) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1187(a)(12), would be detrimental to the interests of the United States." Note that they concerned with "entry" which arguably does not apply to you since you are already in the United States. Your submission might be subject to more scrutiny but hopefully it will be ultimately approved. If your attorney tells you that you are encountering unusual treatment by USCIS, I recommend you contact ACLU for their advice on this matter.
Aygul Charles is not aware of all of the facts relating to your case. Therefore her response is general and IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE. You should retain an experienced attorney to review all the relevant information in your case in order to receive advice. Aygul Charles' answer above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
It is a fluid situation after yesterday's court ruling - contact your company's US immigration attorney for continued assistance.
I don't believe anyone can answer this definitively at this point. Since your application is just a renewal perhaps you may not have a problem. However, it may draw increased scrutiny after the executive order. It's difficult to predict, have to wait and see at this point.
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