The Diversity Visa Program Remains Valid: What You Need to Know

The Diversity Visa Program has been subject to additional scrutiny following last week’s terror attack in New York City by a Uzbekistani national who received his green card in 2010 through the program. Following the attack, President Trump has called for an end to the program, which has brought nearly 5 million immigrants to the US. Please note, however, that despite the President’s remarks, only Congress can officially end the Diversity Visa Program and even if it is canceled, current visa holder’s status as permanent residents will not change. The 2019 DV lottery is currently open and accepting entries until noon Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.