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Here's how the Diversity Visa Lottery, also know as the green card lottery, works

April 27, 2017 | 7:10 PM GMT
Despite criticism, a federal program that awards U.S. permanent residency to foreigners through a lottery has been around for more than 20 years. This is how the Diversity Visa Lottery, also known as the green card lottery, works.