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ANSWER: The good news is, she gave you a paper that says they cannot make a decision right now. That means they did not deny it automatically and someone else will review it. Why is that good news? Because you were never eligible for the DV green card in the first place.
The law says you must provide truthful information about your family situation on the DV application. If you have children and you do not say you have children on the application, it should have been denied. In your case, that is what happened. But it was not discovered. Now that they have discovered it, they know you were never supposed to be approved for the DV lottery.
The problem for you now is, for naturalization, you have to show you have good moral character. And when you took the green card but you did not tell the truth in order to get it, the officer is considering whether you have good moral character to get naturalized. They cannot automatically approve it because of this. Now you have to wait until you get a final decision on your case from a supervising officer. They will review the information and decide if they will allow you to naturalize, even though you were not supposed to get the green card in the first place.
I know this can be confusing. If you want a 30 minute phone call to discuss this or anything else, let me know. I can send you an offer for that.
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