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Federal Judge Dismisses Visa Lottery Lawsuit

Friday, July 15, 2011, 11:08 AM EDT

Federal judge Amy Berman Jackson dismissed a class action lawsuit filed by foreign nationals who were denied green cards because of a computer glitch during this year's visa lottery selection. The plantiffs were first notified by the State Department that they had won permanent

END VISA LOTTERY: 3 Freshmen Bill Co-Sponsors (Hayworth, Nugent & Ross)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 11:44 AM EDT

Reps. Hayworth, Nugent & Ross
Freshmen Reps. Nan Hayworth (R-N.Y.), Rich Nugent (R-Fla.), and Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) have co-sponsored the bi-partisan SAFE for America Act of 2011 that would end the Visa Lottery.

END VISA LOTTERY: 3 More Bill Co-Sponsors (Forbes, McKinley & Posey)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 12:23 PM EDT

Reps. Forbes, McKinley & Posey
Reps. Randy Forbes (R-Va.), David McKinley (R-W.V.), and Bill Posey (R-Fla.) have co-sponsored the bi-partisan SAFE for America Act of 2011 that would end the Visa Lottery.

END VISA LOTTERY: 4 More Bill Co-Sponsors (Flores, Sullivan, West & Wittman)

Friday, March 4, 2011, 7:38 AM EDT

(clockwise from upper left) Reps. Flores, Sullivan, West & Wittman
Reps. Bill Flores (R-Texas), John Sullivan (R-Okla.), Allen West (R-Fla.), and Bob Wittman (R-Va.) have co-sponsored the bi-partisan SAFE for America Act of 2011 that would end the Visa Lottery.

END VISA LOTTERY: 4 More Bill Co-Sponsors (Coffman, Conaway, Smith & Wolf)

Monday, February 28, 2011, 4:59 PM EDT

(clockwise from upper left) Reps. Coffman, Conaway, Smith & Wolf
Reps. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), Michael Conaway (R-Texas), Lamar Smith (R-Texas, and Frank Wolf (R-Va.) have co-sponsored the bi-partisan SAFE for America Act of 2011 that would end the Visa Lottery.

END VISA LOTTERY: Democratic Reps. Peter DeFazio and Brad Sherman Co-Sponsor Bill

Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 5:45 PM EDT

Reps. DeFazio & Sherman
Democratic Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) have co-sponsored Rep. Bob Goodlatte's (R-Va.) bi-partisan SAFE for America Act of 2011 that would end the Visa Lottery.

Sen. Hatch to Introduce Major Immigration Enforcement Legislation

Monday, February 14, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

Sen. Orrin Hatch
Later this week, Sen.

15 Million Apply for Visa Lottery

Monday, November 22, 2010, 8:50 PM EDT

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a record 15 million people applied this year for the visa lottery – a program that hands out 50,000 green cards per year based on chance. Rep.

Rep. Goodlatte Urges House Committee to Consider End to Visa Lottery

Thursday, January 7, 2010, 8:28 PM EDT

Rep. Bob Goodlatte
Rep. Bob Goodlatte, who also serves as the Vice-Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to the committee's chair urging him to consider a bill that would put an end to the Visa Lottery (H.R. 2305).

Reps. Herseth and Goodlatte introduce H.R. 1430

Updated Friday, May 9, 2008, 3:31 PM EDT

lottery
On March 9, 2007, Rep.

END VISA LOTTERY: 3 More Bill Co-Sponsors (Chaffetz, Mulvaney & Palazzo)

Monday, July 11, 2011, 1:19 PM EDT

Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), and Steve Palazzo (R-Miss.) have co-sponsored the bi-partisan SAFE for America Act of 2011 that would end the Visa Lottery. The Visa Lottery issues 50,000 green cards based on "random selection"

END VISA LOTTERY: 3 More Bill Co-Sponsors (Hartzler, Jenkins & Johnson)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 1:51 PM EDT

Reps. Hartzler, Jenkins & Johnson
Reps. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.), and Sam Johnson (R-Texas) have co-sponsored the bi-partisan SAFE for America Act of 2011 that would end the Visa Lottery.

END VISA LOTTERY: 4 More Bill Co-Sponsors (Carter, Lamborn, Rooney & Shuler)

Monday, March 14, 2011, 5:21 PM EDT

(clockwise from upper left) Reps. Carter, Lamborn, Rooney & Shuler
Reps. John Carter (R-Texas), Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) have co-sponsored the bi-partisan SAFE for America Act of 2011 that would end the Visa Lottery.

END VISA LOTTERY: 2 More Bill Co-Sponsors (Kline & Jones)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 3:14 PM EDT

Reps. Kline and Jones
Reps. John Kline (R-Minn.) and Walter Jones (R-N.C.) have co-sponsored the bi-partisan SAFE for America Act of 2011 that would end the Visa Lottery.

END VISA LOTTERY: 4 More Bill Co-Sponsors (Bilbray, Gallegly, King & Myrick)

Friday, February 25, 2011, 5:15 PM EDT

(clockwise from upper left) Reps. Bilbray, Gallegly, King & Myrick
Four Immigration-Reduction Champions, Reps. Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.), Elton Gallegly (R-Calif.), Steve King (R-Iowa), and Sue Myrick (R-N.C.), have co-sponsored the bi-partisan SAFE for America Act of 2011 that would end the Visa Lottery.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte Introduces the SAFE Act to End the Visa Lottery

Friday, February 18, 2011, 6:32 PM EDT

Rep. Goodlatte
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) reintroduced his SAFE for America Act (H.R.704) this week, which would in effect shut down the Visa Lottery.

END VISA LOTTERY

Monday, February 14, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

Rep. Goodlatte & Sen. Hatch
The Visa Lottery Program is managed by the Department of State and awards up to 55,000 permanent resident visas a year to applicants from countries with relatively low rates of immigration to the United States compared to other countries, based on data from the previous five years.

Rep. Deal Cosponsors Visa Lottery Bill, Earning 5-for-5 Award

Monday, March 1, 2010, 3:39 PM EDT

Rep. Nathan Deal
Rep. Nathan Deal (R-Ga.) added his name to the list of cosponsors for the SAFE Act, which would eliminate the visa lottery. Rep.

Rep. Goodlatte Reintroduces SAFE Act

Friday, May 8, 2009, 11:02 AM EDT

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) reintroduced his SAFE for America Act (H.R.2305) last night, which would in effect shut down the Visa Lottery.

In the News

165,000 Russians Sought U.S. Green Card

In the News - Thursday, September 29, 2011

More than 165,000 Russians participated in the United States' 2013 green-card lottery and 2,353 won, RIA-Novosti reported, citing U.S. State Department official David Donahue.

The Moscow Times

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/165000-russians-sought-us-green-card/444575.html#ixzz1ZMv8qbUo

Immigration Lotto Lunacy

In the News - Thursday, March 3, 2011

If you did just one thing to start fixing our visa system, a good choice would be getting rid of the visa lottery. Now, both the Senate and the House have bills to do just that.

Since 1990, when liberals created the lottery, the United States has given away 55,000 permanent residency visas each year. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R.-Utah) and Rep. Robert Goodlatte (R.-Va.) have each proposed legislation that would do away with this needless visa program.

By James R. Edwards, Jr. -- Human Events

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=42094

Thousands From Terror-Sponsoring Nations Entering U.S. on 'Diversity Visas'

In the News - Friday, January 8, 2010

In the wake of the botched Christmas Day terror attack, members of Congress are worried that extremists could use the State Department's diversity visa lottery as a means of getting to the U.S.

The State Department is planning to welcome thousands of immigrants from terror-watch list countries into the United States this year through a "diversity visa" lottery -- a giant legal loophole some lawmakers say is a "serious national security threat" that has gone unchecked for years.

By Joseph Abrams -- Fox News Channel

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/01/07/thousands-terror-sponsoring-nations-entering-diversity-visas/

Naturalized citizens are poised to reshape California's political landscape

In the News - Monday, May 11, 2009

More than 1 million immigrants became U.S. citizens last year, the largest surge in history, hastening the ethnic transformation of California's political landscape with more Latinos and Asians now eligible to vote.

Leading the wave, California's 300,000 new citizens accounted for nearly one-third of the nation's total and represented a near-doubling over 2006, according to a recent report by the U.S. Office of Immigration Statistics. Florida recorded the second-largest group of new citizens, and Texas claimed the fastest growth.

By Teresa Watanabe -- Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-newcitizens11-2009may11,0,5503985.story

DHS Designates Malta as a Visa Waiver Program Country

In the News - Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will designate Malta as a Visa Waiver Program (VWP) country on Dec. 30, 2009. Maltese nationals will be able to travel visa-free to the United States effective Dec. 30th.

DHS Press Release

http://www.dhs.gov/xnews/releases/pr_1230029562483.shtm