Immigration through spouse ? please help

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i am a spouse of an american citizen who applied for spouse visa . I got an interview date on 20 April 2011. At the date I received a green slip that stated that my visa was temporarily refused until 221G until administrative processing is complete. I have waited 14 months during this process i also had a baby whom i haven't been able to see yet. My wife has repeatedly called the embassy and involved her local senator but we keep getting the same reply that the process is in administrative processing. I am quite frustrated with the process and now my wife and baby are coming to Pakistan to stay with me . My question is how much longer should i wait ? What else can I do?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . Your wife can file a Petition for a Writ of Mandamus in Federal Court to force the Embassy to make a decision in your case.

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  2. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . You have probably been 'caught' in a background check ... there is no way to know how long that will take.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- This blog posting is offered for informational purposes only. It... more
  3. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . There is nothing else than can be done or said, aside from having your wife filing a writ of mandamus in federal court to force the embassy to finally act on your visa application.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more

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