by dantata, Tue Dec 20, 2005 at 11:24:57 AM EST
This is my first dairy post and I am pleading for your help in this situation. On December 16, 2005, the US House of Representatives voted 273-148 for an amendment to HR 4437 "Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act" that effectively eliminated the US State Department Sponsored DV Lottery Program. According to the US State Department website
"The congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is administered on an annual basis by the Department of State and conducted under the terms of Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Section 131 of the Immigration Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-649) amended INA 203 to provide for a new class of immigrants known as "diversity immigrants" (DV immigrants). The Act makes available 50,000 permanent resident visas annually to persons from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States."