No matter what the officer told you, all she did was "recommend" you for approval (Look at the notification you were handed at the conclusion of your N-400 interview. That's what it states. After that it goes to supervisory review for "quality control" of the decision. Often this amounts to no more than a supervisor glancing at the approval and "rubber stamping" (agreeing with) it, but sometimes supervisors simply "sit" on these and take their sweet time, OR once in a while discover something or an issue that was overlooked by the interviewing officer.
By law USCIS has up to 4 months or 120 days after an interview during which to render a decision on an application or petition. You'll know soon enough within the next 4 months (or hopefully before). Just be patient. And for your own sake, don't rely too much (or not at all) on the online case status report, for these typically lag behind, not by days.. but by weeks!
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USCIS has 120 days to make a decision. If not made within those 120 days, you have the option to take the case to Federal Court.
You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case. You can find one through http://www.ailalawyer.com.
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