Second Green Card Lottery For US Visa Today As The Earlier One Stands Void
An Avoidable Fiasco – An Eyesore Or A Challenge? More than 22,000 people who had hoped to legally migrate to the country of their dreams through the US Green card Lottery and live a better life were bitterly disappointed when the government released a communication that apologized for having to declare the results as void due to a computer glitch.
Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Wall: An event looked forward to every year by millions of people all across the globe; the 2012 Green Card Lottery results were botched by a technical error, which was later found to be an error caused by the algorithms that came out with the final results. All the applications are scrutinized electronically and either included or excluded from the final churn.
Humpty Dumpty had A Great Fall: What happened in this year’s results was totally unprecedented. The program considered only those applications that were filed in the first couple of weeks of the Lottery being declared open. That in itself can be considered to be a skewed decision, albeit unintentionally.
However, when the authorities realized the mistake and declared the results as null and void, the dreams and aspirations of thousands were brought crashing to the ground. Some of them had sold land to arrange for the money to process the application; while others had borrowed money that they hoped to repay once they settled in the USA; whereas there were still others who married their loved ones so as to qualify them for the immigration process.
All The Kings Horses and All the King’s Men: As a remedial procedure, the State Department will organize a new lottery which will allow the existing applicants to apply and restrict any new applications to be submitted. Also, the reference numbers given to the applicants originally will remain effective for this round of draws too. This will ensure that no applications are squeezed in afresh.
In spite of the best efforts of the Obama administration to salvage lost goodwill, there is a certain section of observers and the opposition as well as the general public that have lost faith in the government. Whatever the outcome of the new results, many feel that at least 22,314 less people will have the same faith in this government anymore.
Are Trying to Put Humpty Dumpty Together Again: In a ruling that was passed in response to a lawsuit filed by the 22,000 people deprived and represented by 36 individuals, US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson wrote that the court cannot order the state department to honor a botched result that did not comply with the general condition of fairness.
In what can be termed as a cleanup process for the glitch that has happened for the first time since the US Green card Lottery was introduced, the Obama administration will hope that all is well that ends well.