Did you know that when over a million people a year apply for the Diversity Visa Lottery in hopes of getting one of 50,000 tickets to your American town, that, in the past, applicants were not even required to show proof (a passport) that they live in the country from which they are applying.
That matters especially because some countries are barred from participation due to the large number of successful migrants to America in the previous five years.***
Readers! Our whole immigration system is one big fraud opportunity.
For over 10 years I followed the US Refugee Admissions Program and saw the fraud on our country in that legal program and everywhere you turn it seems that someone is scheming, finding some way, to milk our system and it’s not just happening at the southern border.
This story about new requirements in the diversity lottery (we don’t have enough diversity!) is being reported in the Kenyan press!
US State Department to Require Passports to Enter the Green Card Lottery (Diversity Visa Program)
The US Department of State will now require foreign nationals who enter the Diversity Visa program, also known as the Green Card Lottery, to have valid unexpired passports.
In a document published on the Federal Register on Wednesday June 5th, the State Department says the principal petitioner will need to provide his/her passport information of the country he/she is a citizen of. Such information will include the passport number, issuing country, and passport expiration date. Derivatives listed on the entry form will not need to have passport at the time of the entry submission [but like before, will need passports at the time of the interview].
The State Department says the new requirement was necessitated by the significant number of fraudulent entries for the Diversity Visa program each year, noting that sometimes criminal enterprises submit entries for individuals without their knowledge. “Individuals or entities that submit unauthorized entries will often contact unwitting individuals whose identities were used on selected DV Program entries, inform them of the opportunity to apply for a diversity visa, and hold the entry information from the named petitioner in exchange for payment,” says the State Department.
The Department says requiring passport information will lead to less fraudulent entries submitted by third parties.
Astounding that this was not a requirement all along as the program is approaching its 20th anniversary!
Learn more about this insane LEGAL method of entry to the US.
***The 2020 “winners” have been selected, but here below were the countries excluded because over 50,000 of their nationals had gotten into the US in the previous five years.
Note Bangladesh is one of them. (See my post about Bangladeshis breaking into America by crossing the US Mexican border).
For DV-2020, nationals of the following countries were ineligible to participate in the program because they have had more than 50,000 natives immigrate to the United States over the last five years: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.
By the way, I think the DR Congo should be excluded next time because we have brought 50,000 to the US in the last five years as ‘refugees.’
Go here to see the shocking list of countries whose nationals did “win” the recent lottery.
See my post last month about the lottery, here.