Please advise on the following scenario.
In 2014, my application has got selected in lottery and went to RFE status. Since I didn’t qualify to perform the specialty occupation, my application was denied by USCIS. In this cycle, my petition was approved and filing the DS160 form now. What I need to answer for below question.
Have you ever been refused a U.S. Visa, or been refused admission to the United States, or withdrawn your application for admission at the port of entry?
Note: My petition was never approved and I didn’t appear for any Visa interview. It was denied by USCIS during RFE phase itself. So in this case what would be the appropriate answer? Please advise.