Jamaica, Haiti barred from diversity visa – International – Jamaica Gleaner – Friday | September 20, 2013

In making the announcement on Wednesday, the department also pointed out that natives of the Dominican Republic are also barred from the programme as, along with Jamaica and Haiti, more than 50,000 immigrants came to the United States in the last five years.

The US Congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Programme is administered on an annual basis by the Department of State and conducted under the terms of Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

According to the State Department, Section 203(c) of the INA provides a maximum of 55,000 diversity visas each fiscal year to be made available to persons from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. via  – Jamaica Gleaner



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