February 24, 2021

1K Diversity Visa Lottery Winners Join Visa Ban Fight

Law360 (September 18, 2020, 10:13 PM EDT) — –EDITING–More than 1,000 individuals who won the Diversity Visa lottery lodged a last-ditch attempt on Friday to have their green cards processed ahead of a looming Sept. 30 deadline, the latest legal challenge to the president’s visa bans.

In a 1,240-page complaint, the winners of the Diversity Visa lottery — which gives 55,000 green cards to people from underrepresented nations — accuse the U.S. Department of State of sitting on their green card requests under an improper interpretation of President Donald Trump’s recent visa bans.

The suit claims that the State Department has refused to schedule interviews for lottery winners under…

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