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“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” These words, found at the foot of the Statue of Liberty, express one of the most powerful sentiments of America. The statue and these words symbolize the generosity and kindness, the greatness and majesty of America. No immigration program better matches this sentiment than the U.S. Diversity Green Card Lottery.

Perhaps for the last time, the U.S. Diversity Green Card lottery program is opening up to applicants in October. If you are from a country that is underrepresented in the flow of immigrants to the United States, this may be your last time to apply and if you are lucky, immigrate to the United States. I wrote about this program previously commenting that in my view it is one of the best programs offered by the United States. You can read more about what I said here.

This year, the so-called 2020 Diversity Green Card Lottery Program  will open in October. Applications will be accepted from 12 noon DST October 3rd, 2018 to 12 noon EST November 6th, 2018. Interested parties can submit entries electronically during this registration period at DVlottery.state.gov. For DV-2020, natives of the following countries are not eligible to apply, because more than 50,000 natives of these countries immigrated to the United States in the previous five years: Bangladesh, China (mainland-born), India, Pakistan, South Korea, Philippines, Vietnam, Nigeria, Great Britain (United Kingdom), Canada, Great Britain (United Kingdom) includes the following dependent areas: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, St. Helena, and Turks and Caicos Islands Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, and Peru.

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