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VWP Visit While Waiting on Either K-1 or DV Results?

I saw that there is a similar thread to this already, but it is a few years old and I wanted to see if anything had changed since that post.

My partner (Peruvian resident with dual Peruvian/Swiss citizenship) is planning on visiting me (U.S. citizen) next year in March/April on the Swiss visa waiver he was approved for and visited me with earlier this year, and while he was here I was going to apply for a K-1 visa for us. He has also applied for the DV lottery already. My first question is since he has applied for the DV lottery, is that going to increase his chances of being denied entry into the country once he arrives in the spring? If not and he is able to visit and I apply for the K-1, how will that impact our ability to have future visits while we are waiting on the visa results? I have heard it is nearly impossible to get a visitor visa when you have other visa applications pending because you have basically been flagged as intending to immigrate, but would he still be able to use the visa waiver while it is valid? He would still have his job in Peru to act as a "tie" to the country, if that would help at all. I am just terrified because I have heard that at the moment, USCIS is extremely backlogged and K-1 applications can take up to 2 years to get approved IF you're lucky. My work situation would only allow me to visit him in Peru for a few days at a time, and the idea that we would have to go 2 years straight without seeing each other is awful. :( Any advice would be much appreciated.

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