Category Archives: Green Card Lottery

Call for Lottery Rejects on Photograph Grounds: Discrimination, Arbitrariness, Selective Enforcement

With the DV-2016 registration period in full swing, this is a good time to raise awareness about potential pitfalls encountered by DV applicants.  Perhaps the most seemingly innocuous requirement – submission of a photograph with the entry – is the … Continue reading

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Visa Delays

US consular posts around the world are experiencing significant delays in printing nonimmigrant visas because of a software problem. The Department of State advises that visa applicants should expect delays of 10-14 days in the issuance of nonimmigrant visas. This … Continue reading

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DV-2015 Lottery Fever

Congratulations to the winners of the DV-2015 Green Card Lottery. Against great odds, you were selected. Now comes the hard part. As you know, selection does not guarantee a visa. 125,514 individuals were selected for DV-2015 (out of 9,388,986 entrants), … Continue reading

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Bait-and-Switch, Department-of-State-Style

The below article was recently published on the Immigrant Lawyer’s Weekly website – http://discuss.ilw.com/content.php?2398-Article-Bait-and-Switch-Department-of-State-Style-by-Kenneth-White Yesterday, we wrote about how USCIS holds out the lure of green cards to foreign entrepreneurs, only to pull back the bait once the businessman has … Continue reading

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Office of Inspector General Report on Lottery Fiasco

http://oig.state.gov/documents/organization/176330.pdf

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Press release: Filing of requests for preliminary injunction and class certification

Please see the attached press release Thank you again for all of your support!

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Preliminary Injunction/Class Certification

We have applied to the Court for a preliminary injunction and moved for certification of the class.  We will be posting a press release very soon providing more details.

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Litigation Update

We will have some litigation news for you later this week. Please watch this space…

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Wall Street Journal

Over the weekend there was a fantastic profile in the Wall Street Journal on Anna D., Stuart, Dieudonne, Alejandro, and Ugoo.  Please read it when you have an opportunity: http://online.wsj.com/public/page/news-lifestyle-arts-entertainment.html?mod=WSJ_topnav_lifeculture_main

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Resources

As I understand an additional Facebook resource has opened in support of our cause: http://www.facebook.com/dvlottery?sk=wall This is in addition to http://www.facebook.com/dv2012 I am so grateful that we have such dedicated individuals applying their talents and energies to this enormous challenge we are … Continue reading

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