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    I thought the green card lottery was just cancelled. It may have been a good idea in the beginning, but I think now looking back it didn't work how it was supposed to. Also it seems the majority would just move to NY or LA.

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    I thought the green card lottery was just cancelled. It may have been a good idea in the beginning, but I think now looking back it didn't work how it was supposed to. Also it seems the majority would just move to NY or LA.

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    • #3
      The Diversity Lottery hasn't been canceled.

      In December, 2005, the House of Representatives passed a Bill - H.R.4437 - which included a provision to cancel the Diversity Lottery, among other measures.

      The Bill has not become law, as it must still pass the U.S. Senate and earn the President's signature. Unfortunately, this is unlikely in the immediate future.

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      • #4
        Although I was never hot on the idea of just giving out 50k green cards (as I had to work for mine) I think they should have given 2 year conditional green cards where all 50,000 winners had to live in one particular state, or two states with 25k each, and each year change states. After two years (conditional)then they could move to where ever they wanted to. That would create a diverse America.

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        • #5
          I would be more inclined to halt the program or abolish it alltogether and apply the visa# to fix the current backlog on both employment and marriage based visa numbers.

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          • #6
            I wonder how this lottery came to exist in the first place?

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            • #7
              History of the DV Lottery:

              The diversity visa lottery to win green cards was a program by which a category of immigrants from underrepresented countries and those adversely effected by the Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments of 1965 (P.L. 89-236) were to receive a special immigration benefit. In 1986 the United States Congress attempted to assist recently disadvantaged immigrants with an emphasis on persons from the Irish Isles obtain some special way to immigrate and receive a green card to the United States. The sponsors of the Legislation, (among them prominent Irish-American members of Congress) devised a lottery program that would grant green cards to persons from otherwise underrepresented countries. Since that initial program, changes have been made. The congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is also known as the Diversity Lottery program or the Green Card Lottery. It is administered on an annual basis by the U.S. Department of State and conducted under the terms of Section 203© of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Section 131 of the Immigration Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-649) amended INA 203 to provide for a new class of immigrants known as "diversity immigrants" (DV immigrants

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              • #8
                Lovers of gambling are always looking for opportunity for gambling. They should happy that there are new casinos wesbites and 4D result today and they have less enrty fee as well. I hope they will like these casinos

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                • #9
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