US Green Card Lottery
The US is proud to be country of immigrants.
However, far more people from certain countries, e.g.
Mexico, China and the Philippines are coming to the
USA than from most of the others. In order to maintain
a diversity in the population, US laws regulate immigration
from particular regions of the world.
Since the early 1990s the US government has granted
annually 55,000 GreenCards via the Diversity-Visa-Program—that’s
the official name of the annual GreenCard raffle.
The selection of the winners is a random procedure.
The number 2005 in the DV Program represents the American
fiscal year starting on October 1st 2004 and ending
end of September 2005. In this same period the winners
receive their GreenCard.
The GreenCard Program is subject to annual review
by the US Senate: So, this lottery could be the last