The green card lottery
Urban Legend or not? A danger of urban legends is that it makes you doubt
of everything. So here is one example with answers from friends of mine.
America has a generous offer for people around the world, and you may
be interested in what America is offering!
The United States has a program, called DIVERSITY VISA LOTTERY, making
available each year by random selection 50,000 permanent residence visas
(GREEN CARDS) to people from countries with low rates of immigration to
the United States.
The Program was created by the Immigration Act of 1990 and signed into
law by then-President Bush. The program is perfectly legal and sponsored
by the U.S State Department. A Green Card will give you legal right to work
and live permanently in the United States. If you win a Green Card, you
can apply for U.S. Citizenship at a later time.
You must act fast if you wish to apply. The registration period is short.
For FREE Application Form and information about the lottery please send:
2-Complete Mailing Address:
4-Country of Birth:
Please send all the above to receive a FREE Lottery Package.
Send it by FAX or Postal MAIL. DO NOT SEND IT BY EMAIL.
Send it by fax to: 1-703-995-4877
Or by mail to:
P.O BOX 31404
Alexandria, VA 22310
Actually, I don't think this is a joke. I'm not sure if the lottery is
only for people from certain countries, but it is true that each year the
US does a lottery for a very small number of green cards.
I have to respond to your urban legend about green cards. I do not know
about the "Diversity Visa Lottery" but in 1991 or 1992, America
did have a lottery for the Donnelly Visa. This lottery gave a certain number
of Irish Immigrants green cards and they were selected at random. I only
know about this because my Irish cousin, who was then living in SF as an
illegal alien, won the lottery and became legal. His brother however, did
not win the lottery and was forced to work through normal channels for 4
more years before he got a green card. So, I guess my point is that these
green card lotteries do exist.
But this is not a joke. I have applied for this many years before I got
my Green Card. By the way, the deadline this year november 4, I think.