Newsletter August 2011 – The Date for the 2013 Green Card Lottery is Set

IN THIS ISSUE
The Heart of America Held Hostage by a Tea Party That Never Ends
Salvador Zamora, On a Hunger Strike to Protest Georgia’s Immigration Law, HB 87
Green Card Renewal
When Federal Law Discriminates, Marriages That Are based On Love, Suffer
The Faces of US Immigrants: David John “Dave” Matthews – Musician and Songwriter
Recipes From The Melting Pot: Arabic Honey Cake, A Middle Eastern Delight
Quote of the Month
The Date for the 2013 Green Card Lottery is Set

The Green Card Lottery is an annual event and registration for it begins noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT -4), Tuesday, October 4, 2011, and ends noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT -5), Wednesday, November 2, 2011.

Every year, the United States Government makes available 50,000 diversity visas (DV) or Green Cards. This program, known as the Diversity Visa (DV) or Green Card Lottery, randomly chooses applicants, via computer, who will get Green Cards. Getting a Green Card or Permanent Resident Card, allows and individual to live, work and study anywhere in the United States. It also allows the holder of this card to enter and leave the United States without any restrictions.

There are some restrictions such as an applicant must be from a country with low rates of immigration to the United States, and he or she must have at least a high school education or its equivalent, or must have completed, within the last five years, two years of work experience in a job that required at least two years of training.

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