My ESTA is still "Authorization Pending" after 72 hours. I had my H1 221g-ed for employer related documentation requirement during Feb 2007 which i didn't follow-up and let it expire. Due to this, i answered the "visa denial" question in affirmative in my ESTA submission.
Last year (Jan 2011), i submitted one ESTA but didn't state my earlier h1 visa 221g details and got my ESTA approved. During secondary screening in US i was told by CBP officer that this should be stated in the ESTA request but he let me in to US since i am under new employer and going there for a conference. He asked me to put in a new ESTA once i go back to my country. That's the reason why i submitted the above request last Wednesday but still shows pending after 72 hours (almost 90 hours now).
Is this normal? or my 221g details are being checked. The CBP officer who let me in last year should have stated all those details in the system. Not sure why there is a delay.
Please advice your view.