Cameroon and Liberia lead selectees for this past year???s green card lottery

Africa yet again had the best numbers of winners for your calendar year 2013 green card lottery ('DV-2015') with 57,635. This represents a huge 47% in the overall numbers. Cameroon and Liberia tied for that greatest varieties of winners each at 5,000. In all, 182 countries were eligible for your lottery.
The remaining top 20 countries in order on the greatest amounts of selectees were Iran (4,992), Nepal (4,991), Egypt (4,988), Ethiopia (4,988), the Democratic Republic on the Congo (4,943), Ukraine (4,679), Uzbekistan (4,368), Russia (4,103), Turkey (3,688), Kenya (3,534), Sudan (3,484), Ghana (3,381), Algeria (3,076), Albania (2,946), Morocco (2,844), Moldova (2,809), Guinea (2,314), Sierra Leone (2,182), and Cambodia (2,079).
The European region started in second with exactly 40,000 selectees. Ukraine led Europe, then Uzbekistan and Russia. Asia; South America, Central America, as well as the Caribbean (which can be lumped together within the Diversity Visa Program); and Oceania (the Pacific region) entered last with 18,605, 3,999, and 3,499 winners respectively. In North America, merely the Bahamas is represented. The Bahamas had 14 winners.
This year there have been no winners from six countries: Brunei, Luxembourg, North Korea, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, and Vatican City. Countries that admitted 50 plus,000 visitors to the United States inside last five years were ineligible to the 2013 lottery. This included the next countries (and islands): Anguilla, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (Mainland Born), Columbia, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Montserrat, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn, South Korea, St. Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland), and Vietnam.
Applicants eagerly await the opening in the 2014 lottery in October. Unfortunately, the survival with the annual Diversity Visa Program may count on immigration reform failing to pass. This is because the complete program was eviscerated in Senate Bill S.744 as part on the proposed immigration reform package.
The very good news is if legal requirements does finally pass, it might not go into effect until here January 2017. If so, the green card lottery could possibly be good for that next several years.

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