The administration of US President Joe Biden announced the resumption of the lottery for the issuance of green cards for foreign citizens from all over the world. This was reported by VOA.
In particular, registration for the lottery started in 2023, as a result of which the US authorities plan to issue 55 thousand Green Cards.
The Biden administration's announcement to resume the lottery came amid lawsuits against the US government from past green card winners, who, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and slow data processing, have not yet received documents allowing entry into the United States.
A State Department spokesman warned that winning a person in the lottery does not guarantee a visa.
"Winning the lottery does not guarantee that you will receive a visa or be interviewed for a visa. Winning the lottery simply means that a person is eligible to participate in the immigration visa program," the State Department official said in a written comment.
To date, the right to obtain an immigrant visa does not carry over to the next year, and the entire process of selecting winners and submitting documents must be completed in one calendar year.
At a briefing on October 8, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki admitted that there are now problems with processing the data of immigrants who want to get green cards.
The journalist noted that 80 thousand applications for the Green Card were lost in one month, and millions of people continue to wait for the issuance of documents authorizing entry into the United States, to which Jen Psaki replied: "The President also absolutely wants to eliminate delays in the green card processing system." ...
The Diversity Visa program has been running since 1990 and selects about 50,000 immigrants every year. To obtain a visa to enter the United States, you must have a certain level of education and proficiency in English, submit an application on the website of the State Department, and during the interview, prove that the American state does not intend to "sit around the neck".
Focus previously said that Trump suspended the issuance of a number of work visas until the end of 2020 . The restrictions also affected those citizens who come to the United States under the Green Card program.
Focus also published statistics on refusals of Ukrainians to provide a guest visa to enter the United States.