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Green Card Lottery- Final One?

Mark Siddall mes at zoo.toronto.edu
Wed Apr 13 18:27:51 EST 1994


In article <2odjgj$2d5 at herald.indirect.com> nike at indirect.com (Laurence Canter) writes:
>Green Card Lottery 1994 May Be The Last One!
>THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED.
>
>The Green Card Lottery is a completely legal program giving away a 
>certain annual allotment of Green Cards to persons born in certain 
>countries. The lottery program was scheduled to continue on a 
>permanent basis.  However, recently, Senator Alan J Simpson 
>introduced a bill into the U. S. Congress which could end any future 
>lotteries. THE 1994 LOTTERY IS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE 
>SOON, BUT IT MAY BE THE VERY LAST ONE.
>
>PERSONS BORN IN MOST COUNTRIES QUALIFY, MANY FOR 
>FIRST TIME.
>
>The only countries NOT qualifying  are: Mexico; India; P.R. China; 
>Taiwan, Philippines, North Korea, Canada, United Kingdom (except 
>Northern Ireland), Jamaica, Domican Republic, El Salvador and 
>Vietnam. 
>

As it pertains to Canadians (and probably Mexicans), under NAFTA, academics
and really anyone with at least a BSc or BA can qualify for a TN Visa so long 
as there is a letter from the hosting institution indicating that they
are being hired, what for, and for how much.  

-- 
Mark Siddall             The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance,
Department of Zoology       - it is the _illusion_ of knowledge.
University of Toronto                             D. J. Boorstein
mes at zoo.toronto.edu



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