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QUESTION ON: Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act

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Hello everyone, as some of you may already have seen my previous post in regards to the US embassy in Amman returning back my wife's passport and asking further questions that needed to be emailed. Just one week ago I sent an email to them to see if there is an update, to my surprise they have responded back in detail for once: 

 

Thank you for your email. 
This case is pending administrative processing per Section 201(c)(3) of the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-173). This law requires the Department of State to coordinate with other federal law enforcement agencies to determine the admissibility of an alien to the United States. 

We periodically request a status update from these agencies and as of yet, we have not received final approval for the mentioned beneficiary. 

 

Sent from the embassy ^^^

 

Has anyone went through the same thing, received the same email or has any knowledge of what this could mean? how long might this take now that they have given some information after a month of giving back my wifes passport? 

 

Any help would be great. Thank you!

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Pretty much every male and a good percentage of females from that region, since the law was passed in 2002.  It's extensive background/security checks.  It takes from a few weeks to a few months generally, but sometimes more than a year.


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