My wife is from Mexico and is not yet a permanent resident. We have a lawyer and have been in the process of completing paperwork for her permanent residency for a few months now. I received word that this issue will probably hold me back from getting a security clearance. Does anyone know how bad this will hurt my chances of getting the clearance? ALSO...the recruiters have now informed me that I may not be able to even DEP yet until she has permanent residency. They are trying to figure the situation out.