Swell, isn’t this the perfect way to start the day! Amazing how we are forced to tolerate this nonsense. While our unemployment numbers are over 10 percent, we are still taking the huddled masses?? 600,000 foreign work visas? Are we nuts? Yes.
The State Department has awarded 1,011 special “diversity visas” allowing Yemeni nationals to immigrate to the United States since 2000, the year 17 U.S. sailors were killed when the USS Cole was attacked by terrorists in the Yemeni port of Aden.
The “diversity visas” are designed to encourage immigration from countries that do not otherwise send significant numbers of immigrants to the United States.
Here is a link to see all of the 50,000 other winners of the lottery this year: http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_4574.html
The Congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes available 50,000 diversity visas (DV) annually, drawn from random selection among all entries to persons who meet strict eligibility requirements from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.
The online entry registration period for the DV-2011 Diversity Visa lottery is between noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Friday, October 2, 2009, and noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5), Monday, November 30, 2009. Entrants apply on Form DS-5501, Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form, available only during the DV open registration period. http://travel.state.gov/news/press/press_4580.html