Hello! Thank you for using Just Answer. I am James, and I will be assisting you. Once you've received the information you need, please leave me a positive rating of 3, 4, or 5 stars. This is the only way I get credit for doing my job. Please do not forget to do this before leaving the site. Like you, I want to get credit for doing my job. I am sure you understand.
ANSWER: I know you are a little concerned, and I am really sorry to hear that you are feeling anxiety over the result. It is astounding, and I understand why it might raise serious concerns for immigrants. But take a deep breath; everything is OK.
The processing times should not be affected because you are talking about legal immigration issues. Any deportation is not done by the USCIS; rather by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). And I do not think it will happen that quickly anyway.
Moreover, the expiration of a green card does not mean your status as a permanent resident has expired. It just means your valid documentation proving your status has expired. If you've filed for naturalization already, and you did so with a valid green card, you don't have to get a new one. And to be honest, this should be done and you should have taken the oath long before December 2017.
Take a deep breath, you are OK.
I hope I have answered your questions. If I have, then please help me get credit for doing my job, by giving me a positive rating of 4 or 5 stars or any of the smiling faces. If you still have more questions, you can ask them even after you’ve given a rating.
I aim to give you excellent service, even if the outcome is not what you wanted. So I am happy to answer any related follow-up questions you might have, at no additional charge.
And if you want to talk on the phone for 30 minutes, I can send you an offer for that.
A BONUS is also appreciated if you feel I've earned it.
And if you have questions in the future, write FOR JAMES in the question and I will be your personal Expert in this category.