I am from Pakistan, I had given interview in US Embassy Islamabad in March, 2017 for IR-1/CR-1 visa and Consular office issued me Administrative Processing marked letter after 5-10mins of interview. Yesterday, I have sent an email/inquiry to US Embassy Islamabad and they have sent me following reply
Thank you for writing to our office. Your immigrant visa case is your visa application is "refused" for administrative processing, an integral part of the visa adjudication and issuance process that can neither be neither expedited nor waived. Unfortunately, it is difficult to predict the amount of time the processing will take and timing varies based on the individual circumstances of each case.
Please be assured that we are aware of your concerns and will process the application to completion as quickly as possible, in accordance with U.S. laws. We recognize that this process can be frustrating for applicants and regret any inconvenience. The visa application will be reconsidered when administrative processing is complete.
Now, I am confused why they have used the word "refused", can someone explain me. Also my CEAC status date has changed to 13th June present date and case is showing administrative processing. CEAC Picture status is also attached.