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Old 10-12-2017, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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The B-visa (tourist visa) rejection rate for Bangladesh is extremely high: 62.82% in 2016
https://travel.state.gov/content/dam...Rates/FY16.pdf

Since the US$160 visa application fee is non-refundable no matter the applicant is granted or rejected, if I were a Bangladeshi citizen, I would save that money ($160 is quite a lot to them) and the trouble.
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:44 AM
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Green card lottery is stupid. No immigration policy should be based on nothing but pure luck. Trump will get rid of it and I think that's the right thing to do.

The majority of H1bs are those who studied in the US and are already in the US. Very few can actually apply from abroad.

Jus Soli citizenship is also stupid. I know many Chinese women go to the US deliberately to have babies. Don't blame them, blame the stupid policy that encourages this kind of behavior. At least it should require either parents to be a US resident, not just a tourist.


Man you are way angry at the world.


The diversity visa lottery - allowing people from Iceland, Zimbabwe, Borneo, Somalia, and all over to get into America and contribute is the BEST immigrant program, period.


Importing thousands of people from the same few countries based on their identical professional qualifications and similar skill sets does not compare.
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:49 AM
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Doesn't matter, some countries have dignities. They reciprocate what you offer. As a westerner you might want preferential treatment just because "my country is wealthier" but most countries are not dumb enough to give you that, no matter whether you want to stay illegally or not. If the US wants a visa, then countries like China, India, Brazil and Russia will expect a visa from Americans for the same fee. Whether you want to overstay is irrelevant. If you think it is too expensive and too much work, then don't go, they don't mind.

when you say reciprocal policy makes little sense, you are saying "my country can treat people from other countries as thieves, but they can't treat me like one because I am from a rich country". That makes little sense.


Regardless of your theoretical world which doesn't exist, most countries trade rights and ease of entry based on factors way beyond some simplistic notion of "dignity". Hence, the massive value difference between a German passport and a Philippines passport, for example.


https://www.passportindex.org/byRank.php




What you are saying - promoting some ideal normative notion as fact instead of just a fantasy - that's what makes no sense.
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Old 10-13-2017, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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Man you are way angry at the world.


The diversity visa lottery - allowing people from Iceland, Zimbabwe, Borneo, Somalia, and all over to get into America and contribute is the BEST immigrant program, period.


Importing thousands of people from the same few countries based on their identical professional qualifications and similar skill sets does not compare.

Some fellow poster may get mad at Green Card Lottery because it is not open to citizens in every country. For instance, citizens of Mainland China, India, Philippines, Mexico,.....etc are not eligible this year.

Usually the country with the larger backlog is denied the lottery.
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Some fellow poster may get mad at Green Card Lottery because it is not open to citizens in every country. For instance, citizens of Mainland China, India, Philippines, Mexico,.....etc are not eligible this year.

Usually the country with the larger backlog is denied the lottery.
Well, Chinese are extremely well-represented in the United States already.

So, yeah, the Green Card Lottery is to bring in people from countries that are poorly-represented.
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