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State Department investigating ’22,000 tears’ visa blunder

The Department notified 22,000 people they had won a visa through the United States' Diversity Lottery, which grants 50,000 visas each year to applicants from countries that have low levels of immigration to America. (The only requirement is a high school diploma.) A whopping 15 million people applied.

Days later, the Department told the 22,000 people awarded visas under the program that a "computer glitch" had caused "caused 90% of the winners to be selected from the first two days of applications instead of the entire 30-day registration period," explains the Wall Street Journal. They were told they had to re-enter the lottery.
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What do you think they should do? Should we even be doing this in the first place?

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Asked by itsmesteph11 at 1:52 PM on Jun. 6, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • No. they shouldnt. BS

    Answer by momof030404 at 2:25 PM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • Mistakes happen, even ones that make you feel pretty bad. Lotteries are no garuntee. Those that weren't selected should just re-enter for the next lottery.


    Answer by UpSheRises at 3:31 PM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • No, a visa lottery - really? Take care of the legal citizens we have here - now. Sometimes, you have to know when to say 'when'.



    Answer by jesse123456 at 5:57 PM on Jun. 6, 2011

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