Q: If a permanent resident who has lived in the US for 5 years, and who has a petition in for their 3 unmarried children,
(one soon to be married) to come to the US, becomes a US citizen, will the change in immigration status of the petitioner affect the standing of the petition in regards to validity and place in the queue?
Yes, your case will be automatically updated but it takes time for it to be done automatically. If you update your status yourself the process will be much faster. And the priority dates will also change after you become a U.S citizen.
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