Monday, June 17, 2013
Green Card Lottery could be cancelled if the Congress passes the current immigration reform plan.
The lottery program also known as the diversity visa starts in 1995 from the Immigration Act of 1990. It is relatively small, granting about 50,000 visas compared to other new green cards issued each year. The lottery plans to diversify the immigrant population in the United States. The lucky winners need to pass a background check, but need only a high school degree or equivalency to qualify. Under the proposed immigration reform program, the diversity visa might be eliminated.