American green card? No thanks

American green card? No thanks

There are 7 comments on the story from Nov 12, 2011, titled American green card? No thanks. In it, reports that:

Half as many people applied to enter a diversity lottery to receive an American green card this year than last, the State Department told the Wall Street Journal's Miriam Jordan .

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Kansas City, MO

#1 Nov 13, 2011
Would that be due to the consulates handing them out like candy?

El Paso, TX

#2 Nov 13, 2011

Kansas City, MO

#3 Nov 13, 2011
Speedy Gonzales

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Nov 13, 2011
We don't need no stinking badges!
Adam Troy

United States

#5 Nov 13, 2011
Candy wrote:
Would that be due to the consulates handing them out like candy?
. You have not the slightly idea about how extremely hard is to get a visa. Even a tourist visa is almost like to win the lotto. First of all, they charge you hundreds of dollar, then, the consulate official ask you for dozens of papers, and finally they deny the visa (and doesn't reimburse you the money you pay, of course). In order to get a tourism visa you have to show that you own property on your country of origin, you have to show your bank accounts, and of course you have to be solvent to US standards, you have to show proof of employment, and again, at the end, in most of the cases they deny the visa.

Salt Lake City, UT

#8 Apr 16, 2013
That's funny how easy they make money from people all over the world, your requesting visa?? Well give them money first then your damn visa Denied!! What an idiot they are.

Since: Sep 12

Makati, Philippines

#9 Apr 21, 2013
Processing visa is quite hard. I'm not so sure how can they guarantee the lotto winner to have an American visa once they win.

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