“No more Visa Lottery” – Donald Trump cancels Diversity Visa (DV) lottery

WASHINGTON – The President of the U.S Donald Trump has said his administration would put an end to the long-existing Diversity Visa (DV) lottery program.

“No more visa Lottery and this year’s marks the end of the program.” – Trump told BBC1’s Raymond Arthur.

According to Trump, this is one of the many steps he would be taking to fulfil his campaign promises regarding immigration.

The annual DV program made immigrant visas available to persons meeting simple, but strict, eligibility requirements. A computer-generated, random lottery drawing chooses selectees for visa interviews.

The Diversity Visa Program required the principal applicant to have a high school education, or its equivalent, or two years of qualifying work experience as defined under provisions of U.S. law.

Source:  USA News Online

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