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Immigration Nation: What Will the Presidential Candidates Talk about at the Debate?

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

The Green Card Lottery will not be getting much publicity in the presidential debates this season mainly because it really has nothing to do with the President of the United States. The Green Card Lottery is a Congressional program and is unlikely to be repealed anytime soon. There was some legislation floating around that proposed changing the program, but it wasn’t passed. If you are interested in becoming a permanent resident of the United States, you should consider signing up for the Green Card Lottery. It is one of the easiest ways to get permanent residency.

Immigration, and particularly illegal immigration, is a subject often overlooked by politicians and the voting public. After all, the only people allowed to vote are citizens. Since politicians are most often concerned with the voting public issues affecting immigrants are of minimal concern. This might make some feel disempowered, but in the United States we have a right that allows you to have a voice even if you cannot vote. The freedom of speech and of the press allows anyone to influence others. Talk to citizens that you know and tell them why immigration issues are important to you.

The issue that will have the most power in terms of immigration this election will be the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that President Obama enacted over the summer. For those illegal immigrants who arrived in the United States when they were quite young they will now have the opportunity to get work permits and to not be deported for at least two years.

This relief program, referred to as DACA, has become highly politicized in America. Conservatives have labeled it an election year ploy to woo Latino voters that the current administration has ignored for its term, an overstepping of powers and violation of the American system of checks and balances or another faulty aspect of an already broken immigration system. More liberal commentators look at the DACA program as a compassionate reform that might encourage Congress to put together more comprehensive immigration reform. Liberals have also said that it is Obama helping out the Hispanic demographic, which in the past has provided a large number of votes for him. A kind of voter loyalty.

And perhaps it is a good idea for illegal immigration to be discussed in the political debates, whether or not it is an issue is irrelevant when you examine the large number of Americans who think it is a problem.

People who get DACA relief before their 18th birthday and are from a country that is not on the Green Card Lottery ineligibility list have a good chance at getting permanent resident status through the Diversity Visa Lottery. If you apply for Deferred Action after your 18th birthday you will accrue time in illegal status which will make it difficult to get a green card. So apply early, and apply now with USAGreenCardLottery.org to become a permanent Resident of the United States.

Green Card Lottery Photograph Requirements

Friday, October 19th, 2012

The Green Card Lottery, also known as the Diversity Visa Lottery, is submitted online through a website administered by the United States State Department. This means that you will likely have to submit a digital photograph with your application. Considering the relatively easy and available methods out there for doctoring photographs the State Department has quite a few requirements to ensure that every one’s application is as accurate and true as possible.

 

These intense requirements may necessitate some assistance from more experienced organizations that are aware of the regulations and have the tools to achieve the best results. Fortunately USAGreenCardLottery.org is just that kind of organization and we are prepared to help you in whatever capacity necessary in order to ensure that your application is accepted by the State Department for the Diversity Visa Lottery.

 

Should you enter into the Green Card Lottery it should be your utmost concern to ensure that your application is filed properly because if you do happen to make a mistake, the State Department is not so courteous as to let you know you made an error. Instead, they simply discard the application if there is an error. You effectively only have one chance every year on this application, so you will want to be as accurate as possible on your first attempt.

 

Unfortunately, the number of visas distributed every year is limited and often times people might have to apply for consecutive years. Although this may seem to be a hassle, the truth of the matter is that even if this is a bit of a pain it still takes considerably longer to get a green card either through a relative or a job. There are some people who have been waiting for 15 years for their family class visa to come through! Any amount of time less than that is infinitely better.

 

Probably the most difficult requirement for the Green Card Lottery application is the photograph. The reason why is because it is a very technically specific thing and by nature contains a large amount of information. Most people innately see a small photo of a face and they think that it is no big thing, rather it’s a very simple piece of information. However, when you begin to analyze the matter there is a huge amount of information contained within a small, color photograph. How the eyes look, what color their hair is, whether a person’s mouth tends to smile or frown. (One can only get the impression that the person is either smiling or frowning because you are not allowed to smile in these official photographs.)

 

The specificity that the government goes into with regards to how many pixels wide the photograph has to be is enough to confound anyone. The rules even dictate how much your face should take up the picture percentage wise. Fortunately USAGreenCardLottery.org is experienced in these matters and we can make sure that your application photograph is as perfect as it is going to be.

 

Diversity Visa Lottery

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

In the past couple of weeks I’ve heard some people getting terribly confused about what the Diversity Visa is and the difference between it and the Green Card Lottery. Really there is no difference whatsoever. The Green Card Lottery and the Diversity Visa Lottery are one and the same. So signing up for the Diversity Visa Lottery with USAGreenCardLottery.org is just as easy, and in fact, no different than signing up with the Green Card Lottery.

This program, which is administered by the United States State Department, is mandated by the United States Congress. They decided that about 50,000 permanent residency visas should be distributed to people from countries that don’t usually send very many immigrants to America to promote diversity. Diversity means many different sorts and kinds.

People who are granted these Diversity Visas are allowed to go to the United States to live, work or study on a more or less indefinite basis. After a certain number of years as a permanent resident you can also request citizenship through the USCIS. The advantages of getting a green card are great and it is highly coveted which makes it somewhat difficult to get considering that the United States sets limits to how many permanent resident cards can be issued per year.

If you want to get a green card through the Lottery you should consider using USAGreenCardLottery.org to make sure that your application is properly filled out when it is filed. This is important because the State Department is full of sticklers who will reject your application if there is but a very small error on it. The color of the wall in the background of your application photo is just one reason for why they might throw your application out. No one needs that headache.

Here at USAGreenCardLottery.org we are very familiar with this application process and we can guarantee you that your form will be completed properly. So you can take your mind off of that!

An advantage of the Diversity Visa Lottery is the relatively easy requirements that the State Department has for potential application entries. One of which is that immigrants applying for the lottery must be from a region of the world that does not send many immigrants to the United States. The list of eligible countries is quite long and we will include a list of them in an adjacent blog post which you can find here.

The other requirement that lottery applicants must meet in order to be considered is one that pertains to education. Really, most jobs available in the United States require at least a high school degree. For that reason the State Department requires that applicant immigrants have high school educations. The sole exception to this rule is if you have held a job (which required two years of training) for two years. That kind of job experience is considered its own kind of education.

So sign up for the Diversity Visa Lottery with USAGreenCardLottery.org today and get on track to living in the United States on a permanent basis. We’ll be happy to have you!

Permanent Residents Are Entitled to the Bill of Rights

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Currently, the most expedient and easiest way to get a green card in the United States is the Green Card Lottery. Also known as the Diversity Visa Lottery, this program which is administered by the Department of State, but mandated by the United States Congress, is only open for registration for a month out of the year. This year, the registration period runs from October 2 to November 3. Sign up for the Green Card Lottery with us today and ensure your entry!

There are a variety of benefits to be derived from becoming a permanent resident of the United States. The most obvious being the rights to live, work and study in the United States. However, it is easy to forget some of the more subtle privileges and rights that residents of the United States enjoy.

The Bill of Rights, a document appended to the United States Constitution shortly after its ratification includes a variety of amendments that establish certain legal rights that anyone within the United States are entitled to. If you are a resident of the United States it is probably a good idea to be familiar with these rights.

The Fourth Amendment, commonly referred to the search and seizure amendment, ensures that peoples’ personal property cannot be ransacked by the authorities without them first obtaining a warrant. The warrant must say what the authorities want to search and what they are looking for. This means that if the police come to your house and say that they want to come in, you do not have to let them into your home. If they come with a warrant, they can enter your home with or without your permission, but it is a good idea to read the warrant and understand why you are being searched.

The Fifth Amendment, often called “The Fifth” and jokingly used to indicate an unwillingness to confess, covers a variety of legal issues. It guarantees you the right to have your rights recognized in court, your right to not incriminate yourself (such as being called to be a witness against yourself), you also cannot be tried for the same crime twice, often called double jeopardy.

The Sixth Amendment ensures that if you are brought to court your case will be “fair and speedy”. This means that your trial will not wallow in bureaucratic stagnation forever. You are also entitled to be informed of your charges, to confront your accuser and your right to a lawyer in your trial.

Every aspiring American should know and take advantage of these rights. Find out how you can get your permanent resident card today!

Permanent Resident? Learn More About Your Future Home

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

The Green Card Lottery (Which ends on November 3rd, so sign up today!) grants about 50,000 permanent resident cards a year for the purpose of further diversifying the United States. Green cards allow immigrants to live, work and study in the United States indefinitely and the Green Card Lottery is the easiest way to get one.

By becoming a permanent resident in the United States you are calling America your home and it is probably beneficial for you to learn about your new abode. The government of the United States is one thing that makes many Americans proud to be citizens. One document, the Constitution, establishes the United States government in rather short order.

The constitution establishes three branches of government the legislative, the executive and the judicial. Together these divisions work to strengthen the government in a very clever way. By being forced to regulate each other no one branch becomes significantly more powerful than another. This system is called Checks and Balances.

The legislative branch is divided into two parts (this is called a bi-cameral congress) the Senate and the House of Representatives. Members of both houses are selected from the population by popular election but their terms and size are different. The senate has two members from each state and they must be at least 30 years old. Representatives of the house are based on the population sizes of the state they come from. Smaller, or less densely populated states have less representatives than, say California, which has the most. Together the Senate and the House form Congress which is responsible for the creation of laws for the federal government.

The executive branch of the United States is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the laws created by Congress. Headed by the President (Currently Barack Obama) who is elected every four years by a national election for a total of two terms. The President is also responsible for the cabinet. The cabinet is a number of other Secretaries that handle various parts of the United States bureaucracy. The President is also the highest ranking member of the Armed Forces.

The Judicial branch of the United States is composed of many different court systems, the highest of which, and the one that handles federal cases, is the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court is composed of nine judges who are appointed for life by the president. The judicial branch is responsible for ensuring that the laws passed and enforced by the other two branches are legal and conform to the laws set down in the Constitution. Supreme Court decisions are always very important and impactful and tend to make the front page of the newspaper when they occur.

This is only a very short and general overview of the three branches of the government and, in fact, there is a great deal more to be said about each one. Become a permanent resident and learn more about the United States government first hand!

Immigration Benefits: Getting a Job

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Permanent resident status allows immigrants to live work and study in the United States. Likely the easiest way to get a green card is to win one through the State Department’s Green Card Lottery. Fortunately, the registration period for the lottery, which only occurs once a year, is going on right now and will end on the third of November. File with USAGreenCardLottery.org and you can ensure that your application will be accepted by the Department of State which will automatically maximize your chances of winning a green card.

One of the biggest benefits of getting a green card is that you can get a job anywhere in the United States. The reason that this is different from a green card granted through a job (another class of green card) is that you do not need to have extremely specific skills and nor do you have to apply for the job overseas. In fact, you will be applying for jobs in a very similar way to how natural born citizens apply for jobs.

It’s likely that you are already familiar with the job application process already since it isn’t much different from many other countries. However, there are some things that you should be familiar with, particularly customs, procedures and documentation to make the process as smooth as it can be.

When looking for a job there are some pretty general places to look. The classified ads in a newspaper, online job resource sites, help wanted signs around town or personnel employment agencies are all good places to look for the job you want. Often times they will come with instructions on how to apply. Generally these request that you send in a resume (a single sheet of paper that details your work and education history along with your contact information) which you will send in. It’s a good idea to send out a large amount of resumes.

While you wait to get an interview appointment you should gather the documentation you will need to be hired. You will need two forms of Identification, photo IDs and passports are almost universally accepted. Your social security number will also be required to link your name with the appropriate tax forms.

When you go in for your interview be confident and honest and you will go farther than you would ever expect. Punctuality is also incredibly important in American culture. Some employers will simply ignore your resume (no matter how impressive it may be) if you do not show up on-time for your interview. The best idea is to show up a little early, perhaps five minutes early, just so that you can orient yourself into the environment and you don’t have to feel very harried and uncomfortable.

Now you’re well on your way to success in the American workplace! With the green card you won with the Green Card Lottery you can begin your career in one of the most exciting capitalist experiments in history: the United States of America!

Permanent Residents and Access to American Education

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

The Green Card Lottery is accepting applications as we speak and it is extremely advantageous for people looking to better their lives to enter this lottery. The registration period ends on November 3, 2012 so it is very important to file your forms soon with USAGreenCardLottery.org so that you can ensure that your application will be accepted by the United States State Department.

But why should someone even get permanent residency in the United States? How exactly does it improve one’s life? Aside from the rights to live and work in America, people often forget that permanent resident cards also allow you to study anywhere you like in the United States. You can even study abroad without losing your permanent resident status.

The United States has a reputation for being a center for higher education and research in the world. It’s part of American culture that with an education you can achieve absolutely anything and raise your socio-economic status to whatever height you desire.

There are a variety of educational institutions available to people after they have demonstrated their competency in studying either with a high school diploma or a GED. Some people go into vocational schools or community colleges where they learn a particular skill which usually takes between one and three years to complete. Some people enroll in community college to help themselves be better prepared for going to university.

At universities students attempt to attain a variety of degrees which include undergraduate degrees, Master’s degrees or doctorates. Undergraduate degrees are the most basic unit of education at university and are a requirement to enroll in either Master’s or doctoral programs. Undergraduate degrees cover a variety of subjects and are designed to open students up to a wide variety of things, but they are still required to choose a major which will help them focus their academic career.

After completing an undergraduate degree some people choose to go on to either a Master’s degree or a doctorate or Ph.D. program. These degrees are called post graduate degrees and are highly competitive, but also carry with them enormous amounts of prestige. Once a person achieves a Ph.D. they may then add the honorific “Doctor” to the beginning of their name.

Higher education is quite expensive; however there are a variety of ways by which you can pay for it that may make it more affordable such as student loans and grants from the government or financial institutions.  Even though it may be expensive to go to school it has been statistically shown that people who have gone to post-secondary school make more than those who have not.

So begin your educational experience in the United States as soon as you can and register for the Green Card Lottery today. Other methods for getting a green card in the United States can sometimes take 15 years or more! Student visas in America are only considered non-immigrant visas and severely limit what you can do in the United States. Come to America and begin your academic career today!

Permanent Resident? Be a Small Business Owner!

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

In a previous blog we discussed how to start a small business, but we didn’t really discuss what kind of small business someone should start in the United States. The Green Card Lottery can get you here with your permanent resident card, and the government offers some assistance for starting businesses, but it is your responsibility to dream big and figure out what kind of business you want to open up on the beautiful streets of America.

Really, businesses are a matter of dreams. Many people tangle up the American Dream and owning their own business into the same thought and rightfully so! In America you have the opportunity to run your business the way you like it and to your advantage.

There are a variety of different businesses that you might consider owning and running, but you will also have to consider that there will be specific local, state and federal regulations that pertain to your chosen path. Most professions, and we speak here of trades and vocations, have their own regulatory industries, such as unions, state regulatory boards or health and safety laws. These institutions exist as to reduce the potential damage that could be done to a consumer. However, these regulations can easily be considered a blessing because with them you will be providing a better product for your customers and therefore more likely to have them come back to use your company again and again.

Restaurants are a big winner in terms of small business in America. Everyone likes to claim that they have their own little hole-in-the-wall place (away from the rigid regularity of fast-food chains) that they hold as special because they have the best, well, whatever dish you decide to serve to them! The best kind of advertising is not the kind you put on a billboard or in the Sunday paper, but into people’s minds. When you’ve made such an impact on someone that they begin to tell their friends and family how much they like your restaurant you’ve gained some of the most valuable customers you could ever know.

Specialty retailers, such as bakeries and the like, are able to find niches within markets and are also able to sell to larger companies. Internet retailing has also gained quite a bit of momentum in recent years due to its ease of operation. Instead of having a brick-and-mortar business the daily activities can be conducted online in the comfort of one’s own home. Not to mention the economic flexibility that the Internet affords small business owners. When you don’t have a large and clunky storefront which has a hard time changing its general feel or ideological direction an Internet company can re-brand almost instantly.

So enter in the Green Card Lottery so that you can start your very own small business in America. Who knows, your business might not stay so small for very long!

Diversity Visa Is a Result of American Democracy

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

The Diversity Visa program—which is registering applicants right now from October 2 to November 3—like all other immigration laws, is an act of congress. Only the United States Congress can create laws for the entire federal government, but what is congress and from where does it originate?

Congress is one of the proudest aspects of the American system of government and is a result of what is called representative democracy. When democracy was first invented in ancient Greece it was conceived of as what is now called direct democracy. In direct democracy every person in a society votes on every issue that comes up. This remains in the United States to some extent nowadays in the form of referendums and propositions listed on election ballots.

However, most people in the United States do not vote on every issue, rather they vote for someone to vote for them, to represent them. Hence the term representative democracy. Often Americans do not have the time or the inclination to be involved in the everyday decision-making of the government. Especially considering how complex it can be at times. This is why citizens vote for someone within their community that they trust and believe will protect their values to represent them in congress or the senate.

With democracy the people are able to have a voice in the major decisions that affect them in their daily lives. Instead of a king passing down decrees or a dictator ignoring the rules, the United States stands firm in its implementation of the rule of law. The government exists to serve the people and not the other way around.

In the thousands of years since democracy was created, the definitions behind it have become relatively muddled. Many governments have simply altered the concept of democracy to better suit the country’s needs, as is the case in America where the vastness of the country must be taken into consideration. But other governments have taken the term “democracy” and re-defined it as “the rule of the people (who must believe what the government already says)”.

Voting is a right that is reserved for citizens of the United States. There are really only a couple of ways to become a citizen. Either you are born in America and you are a citizen from birth without any chance of revocation or you become naturalized. The first step towards naturalization is obtaining a green card. These immigration documents allow you to live and work in the United States for as long as you choose. Other than the right to vote, the rights granted to permanent residents (green card holders) are effectively the same.

It is the right to vote and the participation in the democratic process that makes people truly American. By participating you are contributing to the betterment of the government and society. Register for the Green Card Lottery today and join in the world’s greatest experiment today, democracy.

Permanent Resident? Start Your Own Business!

Monday, October 8th, 2012

After you win a green card through the Diversity Visa program you will be entitled to many of the same rights that citizens in the United States have. One of these rights—one of the more cherished of American rights—is the freedom to start and run your own business. It is also rather easy to start a business in the United States. The World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index claims that America is the fourth easiest country in the world in which you can run a business. There are a total of 183 countries on the list.

(Be sure to sign up for the Green Card Lottery this month. Registration ends on November 3, 2012)

Starting your own business is not the easiest thing to do, but there are a variety of government programs that exist, specifically, to help you get started and succeed in the exciting world of capitalism. Here we will discuss some of the advice that the Small Business Administration recommends for starting up your company.

One of the first things that you should do is to get financing. It is rather unlikely that you—much like many other people in the United States—have the cash to finance your business outright. In order to do this you will need to speak with a banker about obtaining a loan. A loan officer will want a business plan from you first. A business plan is often a presentation, but can also be a document that details what your business will do, how much money it is expected to make, how you will advertise for it, and how the everyday operations of the business will be conducted. The business plan will assure the banker that you are both serious about your endeavor and have researched it sufficiently.

Not only will you need to ensure that you have the money to back your business venture, but you will also have to make sure that your business complies with the pertinent laws. In the United States there are always at least three layers of government, federal, state and municipal and local. Each layer of government is going to have certain regulations that your business will have to meet. It is your responsibility as an entrepreneur to make sure your company complies with these rules.

Other regulations include the need to respect worker’s rights and obey labor laws from all levels of government. A little over a century ago, in the large cities of the United States several political social movements began to make some changes in the governmental regulation of business. Children were no longer allowed to work the extremely dangerous jobs they once did, people did not have to work 16 hours a day, every day, any longer, and working conditions continue to be improved to this day in terms of safety and benefits. This is considered a vast improvement over older conditions and remains rather popular with the majority of Americans, especially those involved with unions.

Business is an adventure and the freedoms ensured by the government in the United States are sure to make your adventure as exciting as you can possibly imagine. So apply for the Green Card Lottery and start your adventure today.

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