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???
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.
Where? When? Post my words for me. I would NEVER say such a thing. EVER. No one is better than anyone else.
Bangladesh is a country that needs leaving.
Didn't your mother hire Central Americans? Are you denying that you stated that they were harder workers than Americans?
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.
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?
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.
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.
This is legal so it is controlled borders. It's illegal immigration that is not controlled.
Why doesn't she hire them?
BTW, I see that you are backing away from your prior denials.
I'm not backing away from anything sarcasm. You asked and I answered.
She did to lay down a pond liner.
Why doesn't she hire Americans to do her landscaping?
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.
Why not - do you hate Americans?
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?
Blather, you're the one who stated that Americans are poorer workers than Central Americans
Prove it. I never said it and you can't. You are very hostile for some reason, and I'm not sure why.
That's exactly what you meant.
You value immigrants much higher than the native born.
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.
Just telling the truth.
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.
If you refuse to do this,then you will be known as a coward and a LIAR,whose word is worthless.
No,not "whatever",make him PROVE it.
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