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Biden’s First 100 Days and the DV Lottery

January 9, 2021

Good news! Biden will override Trump’s restrictions on the DV Lottery in his first 100 days as President. Now that Joe Biden’s presidential election win has been confirmed by the U. S.

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1 in 10 U.S. Voters Are Immigrants

November 11, 2020

For the U. S. 2020 Presidential Election that took place in November, it is estimated that 1 in 10 voters who were eligible to vote were immigrants. This fact was reported earlier in the year by the Pew Research Center.

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2020 Visa Lottery Ends November 10

October 31, 2020

The annual Green Card Lottery program will close on November 10, 2020 at 12:00 noon ET. This Congressionally mandated program awards 55,000 permanent residence visas each year to applicants selected in a computer-run lottery drawing.

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Biden to Save the DV Lottery

October 28, 2020

Presidential hopeful Joe Biden says that in addition to granting asylum to 11 million immigrants in the U. S. , he will keep the annual DV Lottery (Green Card Lottery) alive and active.

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Green Card Lottery 2020 Registration Period Opens October 7

October 3, 2020

The congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV Lottery) opens on October 7 and runs until November 10, 2020. The program is administered by the US State Department, which has announced the Visa Lottery dates.

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Pal Olson Gets a Fresh start in the US

September 27, 2020

Pal Olson always dreamed of studying in the United States. As a young kid growing up in his native Finland he was hooked on American cartoon series like Family Guy and American Dad.

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Impact of Covid-19 on Immigration

September 21, 2020

The coronavirus has affected travel and entry circumstances for countries around the globe and the US is no exception. The impact on US immigration activities is significant. For example, services at many US embassies and consulates have been reduced if not outright stopped.

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U.S. Has More Immigrants Than Any Other Country

August 20, 2020

A report published by the Pew Research Center on U. S. immigrants reveals that the United States has more immigrants than any other country in the world. Surprisingly, an estimated one fifth of the world's migrants--or 40 million people--are living in the U. S.

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New Hope for Immigrants Under Biden Presidency

August 19, 2020

With his pick of Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate, presidential hopeful Joe Biden validates his pro-immigration outlook. Harris is half Indian and half Jamaican, a bona fide daughter of US immigrants. Harris has been a fierce critic of the draconian anti-immigrant policies of the current administration.

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