Skip to comments.Visa lottery winners feel cheated by Trumpís visa ban
Posted on 07/02/2020 3:23:14 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
CAIRO -- Noha, an Egyptian engineer, should feel lucky after winning a visa lottery that randomly selects people from a pool of more than 14 million applications for about 55,000 green cards that would let them live permanently in the United States.
But the hopes she and her husband had of moving with their two children to New York vanished last week when President Donald Trump extended a ban on many green cards issued outside the United States to the end of the year, including the lotterys diversity visas, which have been issued every year since 1990 to people from underrepresented countries.
This years recipients learned of their good fortune about a year ago, but many had not yet completed the vetting process when American consulates closed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now the administrations latest step to reduce legal immigration has upended their lives, and many find themselves stuck in a worse situation than the one they were trying to escape.
The lottery requires that green cards be obtained by Sept. 30 or they will be voided. The State Department says no exceptions are made for those who do not yet have one in hand.
Noha and her children got their visas in February. But her husband, Ahmed, is still waiting, and the family fears his visa will never come.
The situation forces Noha to make an impossible choice between going alone to New York to seek a better life for the couples 7-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son, or giving up that dream so the family can stay together. She said she felt angry and cried for days after learning of Trumps order.
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I thought it was stopped long ago.
powerball for terrorists.
there’s no reason period for this egyptian to be here stealing jobs... go to Europe.
My little violin broke years ago.
Great line .
I’m a naturalized citizen and I have to say, “Who cares?!”
And my little box of Kleenex is missing too.
How about staying in Egypt and making a better Egypt?
Tell Noha and the other 13,999,999 other folks that the USA is closed for entry, indefinitely. Maybe her and the rest should try making their own countries livable and better before coming here to destroy ours.
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Cue up the boo hoo girl!
Can thank creeps like Ted Kennedy and George H.W. Bush among others for “diversity visas” being a thing in the first place.
“Why the hell is this program still being funded? “
To get rid of White people.
She should feel lucky. 120 million have already died in the USA of the KungFlu. Another 150 million from guns. It doesn’t sound like a safe place to be right now.
They were picked a year ago the article says. I don't know the actual date that the lottery was stopped.
I suggest they do a complete historical reenactment of the building of one of the great pyramids using period tools and techniques.
(P.S.: No assist from space aliens this time.)
Boo f***ing hoo.
One of the entitlement VIsa program to bring communist minded future liberal voters.
End this wretched program, which I also believe is rigged up.
its a “global pandemic”
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