Q: I am a US citizen and filed a petition for my mother in March of last year, it was accepted.
I submitted all the documentation and payed all required fees, she had her interview in Bogota in February of this year and they kept her passport but requested other documentation, right at the time when I had gathered the other documents the consulate closed. Is the new executive order going to affect her?
A: The U.S. consulate that is processing your mother's case for an immigrant visa will remain closed for the next 60 days or more for issuance of immigrant visas except for certain cases that are exempt from that executive order. Unfortunately, parents of U.S. citizens are not listed as exempt from the executive order that was issued yesterday on April 22, 2020.
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