Skip to comments.Opening the borders? The 2005 Diversity Immigration Visa Program
Posted on 12/12/2003 11:16:39 PM PST by GeronL
The congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is administered on an annual basis by the Department of State and conducted under the terms of Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Section 131 of the Immigration Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-649) amended INA 203 to provide for a new class of immigrants known as "diversity immigrants" (DV immigrants). The Act makes available 50,000 permanent resident visas annually to persons from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.
The annual DV program makes permanent residence visas available to persons meeting the simple, but strict, eligibility requirements. Applicants for Diversity Visas are chosen by a computer-generated random lottery drawing. The visas, however, are distributed among six geographic regions with a greater number of visas going to regions with lower rates of immigration, and with no visas going to citizens of countries sending more than 50,000 immigrants to the U.S. in the past five years. Within each region, no one country may receive more than seven percent of the available Diversity Visas in any one year.
For DV-2005, natives of the following countries are not eligible to apply because they sent a total of more than 50,000 immigrants to the U.S. in the previous five years:
CANADA, CHINA (mainland-born), COLOMBIA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, EL SALVADOR, HAITI, INDIA, JAMAICA, MEXICO, PAKISTAN, PHILIPPINES, RUSSIA, SOUTH KOREA, UNITED KINGDOM (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and VIETNAM. Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR and Taiwan are eligible.
CANADA, CHINA (mainland-born), COLOMBIA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, EL SALVADOR, HAITI, INDIA, JAMAICA, MEXICO, PAKISTAN, PHILIPPINES, RUSSIA, SOUTH KOREA, UNITED KINGDOM (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and VIETNAM
You gotta read this thing!! Its an application!!
Check the numbers--50,000 divided into 6 regions--let's say the largest region gets 10,000 visas. Then no more than 7% can come from a country in that region, equalling no more than 700 visas for any given country.
I know a couple from south-east Europe that came to America under this program last year. They speak English, have jobs, and fly an American flag from the balcony of their apartment. We've got an immigration problem, but this program is not it.
And look at George Bush's Texas...
Middle Easterners Streaming Into Texas:
The HoustonChronicle.com ^ | Aug, 2002 | Edward Hegstrom
Middle Easterners streaming to Texas
By EDWARD HEGSTROM Copyright 2002 Houston Chronicle
Texas has one of the nation's fastest-growing Middle Eastern populations, and most of the state's immigrants live in Houston, according to a study based on census data.
Researchers at the Center for Immigration Studies say Texas' Middle Eastern population more than doubled in the last decade, to just over 100,000, including more than 52,000 in Greater Houston.
Admittedly , the 50,000 per year allowed in under this fraud-ridden program aren't much compared to other G. Bush legal and illegal immigrant flows. These 50k however need have no qualifications other than a high school degree or equivalent, and as noted elsewhere on this thread, a great many of them are muslim and come from terrorist-source countries.
Does this apply to weed eater operators? Will they qualify?
Well, not really. The President can't change legislation enacted by Congress, especially when it was signed by his own Dad. Of course Kennedy may be responsible for the corruption of the bill's original intent -- I haven't been able to check that.
There's some interesting background if you'll only take a little time to do the research on Google. It was originally passed to increase immigration from European countries. You might try this first:
F the elites.
I'm certainly in agreement. But the poster said it was GWB's responsibility and that's not entirely accurate. Here's the problem, though:
Without 60 votes to crush filibusters, we don't really have a Congress that can do what you suggest. It can't even get an up-down vote on judicial nominees. Worse, GWB [Rove] learned triangulation from Dick Morris and is selling out conservatives to pass MORE big government legislation like the medicare prescription bill. While there are still some big differences between the parties [tax cuts and partial birth abortion, f'rinstance], both parties have converged more and more in the middle. It remains to be seen whether Dean will move the Rats to the far Left again but for the time being conservatives like us will have to settle for half a loaf.
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