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Hello, I'm a green card holder with Iranian nationality and I'm currently in the process of naturalization (still waiting for my interview). I just read on Reuters that the new administration is going to block visas to be issued for people from some countries including Iran. I was wondering if it could affect the current green card holders like me or can it stop my naturalization process ?
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The answer is likely no. The Trump administration is seeking to either have a limit on visas from countries linked to questionable activities, or, have extra background checks.

However, people who have already been issued greencards (i.e. Lawful Permanent Residents) are not going to be affected. And, the N-400 process should not be affected either. The Trump administration is more focused on greencards issued in the future.

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