Diversity Visa Lottery
Our immigration system has a built-in mechanism to ensure that individuals immigrating to our country come from a wide range of countries. The U.S. Department of State administers a diversity visa lottery program each year for those individuals from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. 55,000 numbers are set aside each year. As the name suggests, it is a lottery and those selected are eligible to seek permanent residency without going through some of the more time and resource intensive options.
For those who are facing persecution, or have a credible fear of persecution, and are unable or unwilling to avail themselves to the protection of the government of their home country, our immigration system offers protection.