Green card lottery, a ticket to hope for many, could be eliminated
Joseph Wangota, right, appears with his wife, Annaciata, and 16-year-old son Calvin at their home in Chantilly, Va. The Wangota family came to the United States 13 years ago from Uganda using the very popular green card lottery program. The program, in which 55,000 applicants are selected at random each year, could be eliminated under a compromise immigration reform bill now in the Senate. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post
Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013 8:00 pm
Updated: 11:15 am, Mon May 13, 2013.
WASHINGTON — In the contentious debate over immigration policy, three groups have dominated public and political attention: The roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants seeking to become legal, the skilled foreign workers bound for high-tech jobs and relatives waiting to be reunited with their families.
Then, there are those who won the green card lottery.
Or, use your
Sunday, May 12, 2013 8:00 pm.
Updated: 11:15 am.