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Bangladesh among top finishers in US visa lottery - got 7,404 visas
News From Bangladesh ^ | Saturday July 24 2004

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: diversitylottery; imigration; visa
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1 posted on 07/23/2004 2:52:14 PM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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To: Grzegorz 246

How many Visa's did mexico get? Let me guess...Ummmm 11,000,000?


2 posted on 07/23/2004 2:53:49 PM PDT by Viet-Boat-Rider (Kerry Lied)
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To: Viet-Boat-Rider


Mexicans don't need visas. They are born as CA Residents.


3 posted on 07/23/2004 2:54:34 PM PDT by Josh in PA
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To: Grzegorz 246

Bangladesh, Nigeria, Poland and Ethiopia


Well at least Poland isn't a terrorism risk for us.


4 posted on 07/23/2004 2:56:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (John kerry is unbalanced)
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To: cripplecreek

This Polish guy was sitting in a bar....never mind.


5 posted on 07/23/2004 2:57:26 PM PDT by Viet-Boat-Rider (Kerry Lied)
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To: Grzegorz 246

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...


6 posted on 07/23/2004 3:13:56 PM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/farenheight_911.htm)
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To: traviskicks; All

I don't understan one thing. I think that Canadians and Brits don't need visas to USA.


7 posted on 07/23/2004 3:17:38 PM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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To: Grzegorz 246

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.


8 posted on 07/23/2004 3:21:19 PM PDT by usurper
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To: Grzegorz 246

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.


9 posted on 07/23/2004 3:21:59 PM PDT by Poundstone
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To: usurper

I didn't get a visa to USA in last year.


10 posted on 07/23/2004 3:25:48 PM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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To: Grzegorz 246

Just what we need - more third-world illiterates.


11 posted on 07/23/2004 3:32:06 PM PDT by sarcasm (Tancredo 2004)
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To: Grzegorz 246

This is just wrong.


12 posted on 07/23/2004 3:58:41 PM PDT by valkyrieanne
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To: traviskicks

No, they're talking about historical immigration, as reflected in the current composition of the nation. In other words, no more western people, please.


13 posted on 07/23/2004 4:20:17 PM PDT by stiga bey
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To: Grzegorz 246

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.


14 posted on 07/23/2004 4:22:28 PM PDT by stiga bey
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To: Grzegorz 246

Most of them were in the subway car I rode home to Brooklyn on.


15 posted on 07/23/2004 4:29:36 PM PDT by Solamente
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To: sarcasm

I've not anyone from those countries who could read. In fact, they spoke better english than many Americans I know.


16 posted on 07/23/2004 4:31:26 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: cyborg
In fact, they spoke better english than many Americans I know.

Once again you are trashing Americans. BTW, how many Bangladeshis have you met?

17 posted on 07/23/2004 4:38:17 PM PDT by sarcasm (Tancredo 2004)
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To: sarcasm

Huh? Where did I trash Americans? I'm just stating what I've experienced living in New York.


18 posted on 07/23/2004 4:39:01 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: cyborg
I've not anyone from those countries who could read

Huh?

19 posted on 07/23/2004 4:39:33 PM PDT by sarcasm (Tancredo 2004)
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To: cyborg

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???


20 posted on 07/23/2004 4:41:24 PM PDT by sarcasm (Tancredo 2004)
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To: sarcasm

I asked you to explain where I trashed Americans. I was giving my experience living here in New York, where I do meet a lot of people from other countries.


21 posted on 07/23/2004 4:42:11 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: sarcasm

Where? When? Post my words for me. I would NEVER say such a thing. EVER. No one is better than anyone else.


22 posted on 07/23/2004 4:42:56 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: Grzegorz 246

Bangladesh is a country that needs leaving.


23 posted on 07/23/2004 4:46:12 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: cyborg

Didn't your mother hire Central Americans? Are you denying that you stated that they were harder workers than Americans?


24 posted on 07/23/2004 4:47:58 PM PDT by sarcasm (Tancredo 2004)
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To: sarcasm

I don't even recall what I said. I would not say that stereotype though because it's not true. My landscaper is from El Salvador.


25 posted on 07/23/2004 4:48:54 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: cyborg

That's exactly what you said - when you commentated that you mother hired Central Americans. BTW, your landscaper is from Central America if he is from El Salvador - did your mother hire him because he was a better worker or because he charged less than a native American?


26 posted on 07/23/2004 4:55:53 PM PDT by sarcasm (Tancredo 2004)
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To: Grzegorz 246

We still do this? What a waste of time and money.

If the borders are not controlled, why bother?

That said, I do think we should reward our steadfast allies, such as Poland, visaless entry.


27 posted on 07/23/2004 4:56:09 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Whoever lights the torch of war in Europe can wish for nothing but chaos - Adolf Hitler)
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To: Grzegorz 246
My grandparents immigrated here from Europe around 1902.
I asssume most of the folks here also have relatives who were immigrants as well.
I got no problem with it as long as they follow the rules to get in.
28 posted on 07/23/2004 4:59:56 PM PDT by drq
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To: sarcasm

I know where El Salvador is :) She hired him because he was available and because he was better. He certainly isn't cheap that's for sure. Her first landscaper was an American and he moved. The second was an American as well but he was on drugs and always asked for an advance. There are still Americans doing landscaping in the traditional sense.


29 posted on 07/23/2004 5:13:15 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: VeniVidiVici

This is legal so it is controlled borders. It's illegal immigration that is not controlled.


30 posted on 07/23/2004 5:14:14 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: cyborg
There are still Americans doing landscaping in the traditional sense.

Why doesn't she hire them?

31 posted on 07/23/2004 5:17:41 PM PDT by sarcasm (Tancredo 2004)
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To: cyborg

BTW, I see that you are backing away from your prior denials.


32 posted on 07/23/2004 5:18:27 PM PDT by sarcasm (Tancredo 2004)
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To: sarcasm

I'm not backing away from anything sarcasm. You asked and I answered.


33 posted on 07/23/2004 5:20:40 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: sarcasm

She did to lay down a pond liner.


34 posted on 07/23/2004 5:21:17 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: Grzegorz 246
Great! We need more Ethiopian brain surgeons and Nigerian nuclear scientists.
35 posted on 07/23/2004 5:24:58 PM PDT by novacation
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To: cyborg

Why doesn't she hire Americans to do her landscaping?


36 posted on 07/23/2004 5:25:15 PM PDT by sarcasm (Tancredo 2004)
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To: sarcasm

What's your problem? Why should she? She's had Americans work for her before. Why should she dump her current guy just to hire an American? You're trying to make an issue where there is none.


37 posted on 07/23/2004 5:27:58 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: truthkeeper

ping


38 posted on 07/23/2004 5:36:04 PM PDT by novacation
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To: cyborg
Why should she dump her current guy just to hire an American?

Why not - do you hate Americans?

39 posted on 07/23/2004 5:37:25 PM PDT by sarcasm (Tancredo 2004)
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To: sarcasm

You're being ridiculous sarcasm. She has a good working relationship with the guy she has now. You know damn well that's not what I meant. You're trying to make me into an America hater and that's not what I am. Why do you ask me that question sarcasm when you know it's not true?


40 posted on 07/23/2004 5:40:02 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: cyborg

Blather, you're the one who stated that Americans are poorer workers than Central Americans


41 posted on 07/23/2004 5:45:31 PM PDT by sarcasm (Tancredo 2004)
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To: sarcasm

Prove it. I never said it and you can't. You are very hostile for some reason, and I'm not sure why.


42 posted on 07/23/2004 5:46:27 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: cyborg
You know damn well that's not what I meant.

That's exactly what you meant.

43 posted on 07/23/2004 5:49:01 PM PDT by sarcasm (Tancredo 2004)
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To: cyborg
You are very hostile for some reason

You value immigrants much higher than the native born.

44 posted on 07/23/2004 5:51:23 PM PDT by sarcasm (Tancredo 2004)
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To: sarcasm; Chieftain; XBob; wtc911; Clemenza; nopardons

GIVE ME A FRIGGING BREAK. You will NOT get away with that statement which is totally and completely false. I have NEVER EVER in this forun EVER said I value immigrants over the native born. You are a liar, deliberately set out to paint people in a light and twist their words to paint them into things that are not true. Enough sarcasm.


45 posted on 07/23/2004 5:57:16 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: cyborg

Just telling the truth.


46 posted on 07/23/2004 5:59:09 PM PDT by sarcasm (Tancredo 2004)
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To: sarcasm

whatever


47 posted on 07/23/2004 5:59:32 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: Grzegorz 246
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.

AMAZING.......9.5 Million applicants (in TWO months) wanting to come to the USA to work & live LEGALLY......& only 50K get a chance.

Meanwhile 75% of our politicians spend much time & tax dollars *rewarding* the MILLIONS of illegals already here.......& citizens are told daily "we need all those illegal workers, the country *can't function* without them".

Boot the illegals, & bring in more legals, *if* we need the labor.

48 posted on 07/23/2004 6:01:32 PM PDT by txdoda ("Navy Brat")
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To: sarcasm
You're a LIAR and can't substantiate your egregiously spurious claim against cyborg.Either CCP where she has said what you claim (and taking it out of context/editing it is a no no!)onto this post,or apologize to her and to the rest of FR!

If you refuse to do this,then you will be known as a coward and a LIAR,whose word is worthless.

49 posted on 07/23/2004 6:04:22 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: cyborg

No,not "whatever",make him PROVE it.


50 posted on 07/23/2004 6:04:56 PM PDT by nopardons
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