PRESS RELEASE – The Annual Diversity Visa Lottery is now open! The lottery is a random computer drawing for people to obtain a green-card without having a family member or employer petition for them.
Natives of countries that have sent more than 50,000 immigrants to the United States in the past five years cannot participate. There are some education/work experience requirements.
Although about 100,000 people will be selected, only about 50,000 will get green cards. For additional details visit http://www.dvlottery.state.gov/.
BEWARE: Being selected in the program doesn’t pardon your being in the United States without authorization.