Skip to comments.Bangladesh among top finishers in US visa lottery - got 7,404 visas
Posted on 07/23/2004 2:52:12 PM PDT by Grzegorz 246
WASHINGTON, July 23: Bangladesh, Nigeria, Poland and Ethiopia were the top finishers in the US visa lottery, which granted 50,000 permanent residence visas, or "green cards," allowing recipients to live and work in the United States, the US State Department said Thursday.
The "diversity lottery," held each year under the US Immigration and Nationality Act, distributes the visas to residents of countries which have low immigration rates to the United States.
Applicants were selected at random from a total of some 9.5 million applications submitted from November 1 to December 30, 2003, said the State Department.
Bangladesh got 7,404 visas, Nigeria 6,725, Poland 6,211 and Ethiopia 6,060. Countries with heavy immigration to the United States, including Canada, China (minus Hong Kong and Taiwan), Colombia, Pakistan, The Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Britain (minus Northern Ireland) and Vietnam, were excluded from the lottery. AFP
How many Visa's did mexico get? Let me guess...Ummmm 11,000,000?
Mexicans don't need visas. They are born as CA Residents.
Bangladesh, Nigeria, Poland and Ethiopia
Well at least Poland isn't a terrorism risk for us.
This Polish guy was sitting in a bar....never mind.
hmmmmm... why are Canadians and Britians coming here? Perhaps they want to get paid what they're worth for the work that they do? So much for socialism...
I don't understan one thing. I think that Canadians and Brits don't need visas to USA.
This is a very important program. We are running out of poor people, we need to import them now or our country will lack diversity.
This whole visa lottery program is an outrageous assault on America. The main instigator of the program ten years ago was ... Ted Kennedy (that's a fact).
I know one Japanese woman who was married to an African. They were living in Japan. The husband insisted his wife apply for the lottery (she wasn't really interested). She won a visa, so she and her husband immigrated. Now the husband, who's a permanent resident, has brought in over one dozen of his relatives after petitioning for their visas. They all live in one slum-house. This kind of "cascading immigration" based on the original entry of just one family member is what's turning many of our urban areas into third world tenements.
I didn't get a visa to USA in last year.
Just what we need - more third-world illiterates.
This is just wrong.
No, they're talking about historical immigration, as reflected in the current composition of the nation. In other words, no more western people, please.
They don't need "B" visas to come here, which is for short-term tourist or business trips. They do need visas to come here under any other status, such as permanent immigration, which is what the diversity lottery is for.
Most of them were in the subway car I rode home to Brooklyn on.
I've not anyone from those countries who could read. In fact, they spoke better english than many Americans I know.
Once again you are trashing Americans. BTW, how many Bangladeshis have you met?
Huh? Where did I trash Americans? I'm just stating what I've experienced living in New York.
You were the one who was stating that the Central Americans that your mother hired were so much better than American workers - don't you remember???