Sending Office: Honorable Bill Posey
who receive green cards – are randomly selected. Millions of applications are received and processed by the State Department each year.
including countries designated as state sponsors of terrorism and countries that are hotbeds of radical Islamic extremism. A 2007 GAO report also found the program suffers from “pervasive fraud.” The report highlighted concerns with fraudulent documents and
deceptive “visa agents” who charge massive fees to applicants only to keep the green cards, or force applicants into sham marriages to get access to the United States. Further inquiries into the program have revealed that the State Department has not fully
addressed many of the issues identified in the GAO study, and continues to lack a method for compiling and evaluating information regarding lottery-winners now living in the U.S.
the United States. By its very nature, the DV lottery discriminates against a large and diverse pool of potential immigrants, simply because of where they were born.
immediate step towards improving our immigration system.
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