Now a green card can be won thru a lottery ?

@quita88 (3716)
United States
June 24, 2010 9:34am CST
I can't believe this..........the US is now holding a lottery to win a green card to the USA............... What do you think?? http://www.usafis.org/_sys/EN/count_land3_en_1f.asp?af=uask_ask_656_a2
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@LadyMarissa (12162)
• United States
24 Jun 10
THIS REEKS OF SCAM TO ME!!! ANY time you are RUSHED to make a decision...BACK OFF!!! This did NOT appear to be an official US government site to me. However, it DOES appear to be a scam in order to get email addresses for those seeking Green Cards & I can only assume that future scams will flood their mailboxes asking for more personal information. Eventually some Rednecked Skinhead will be showing up at their door to show them where they don't belong. I just hope NOBODY falls for this scam!!!
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
24 Jun 10
HI there.... if you will read all posts I think you will find that this is not a scam at all. At first I thought it was.....I have since been corrected (thanks Whiteheather) and will indeed pass this info on. Please read Whiteheather's post. God Bless, quita
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@LadyMarissa (12162)
• United States
24 Jun 10
Well excuuuuse me!!! I DID read ALL the posts & I stick to what I said!!! Maybe you need to reread what Whiteheather said. She DID correct you as there IS a lottery for Green Cards. However she agreed with me that this particular site is a scam. She said btw the site you posted the link to is apparantly a scam site and is not affiliated with the government site which i posted! When I went to the link Whiteheather posted, it was obvious it was a legit government site. I still think the link you posted is a SCAM site. I'm sorry you're having a bad day!!!
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@quita88 (3716)
• United States
24 Jun 10
ok. the site is not affiliated with the government.....I don't like the intentions of the site. I only asked for opinions and thoughts........ I know there is a lottery for green cards.......and also the possibility it is a scam site.... Whiteheather pointed this out to me. I am not defending her or you but I just thought it was strange there would be a lottery for a green card....simply put. I had no intentions of upsetting you or anyone else! I won't argue this point anymore. I do realize the site itself has an intention to bring in others who are not smart enough to fill out the paperwork,etc. I do and still understand your point.... Being upset with this discussion gets us no where but high blood pressure. I am sorry to have offended you and maybe even whiteheather too. For this I am very sorry. The site is valid to those who take it as such... It is highly possible it is a scam site but I will not defend the site , I merely was showing the members there is such a site for a lottery for a green card and asked for opionions and only got a case of arguments. Have a great nite or day whatever you are in now and God Bless and keep flying that flag.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
24 Jun 10
ya know what I think they need to be sent backa nd come in the right way !
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@quita88 (3716)
• United States
24 Jun 10
I understand that Lakota but there is LOTTERY now for those illegals to use............ Our own country is now our traitor??? Still one member thinks it's a hoax and not a legit site. We still need illegals to go back home and try doing the right thing. I hate the new laws don't you? hugsssssssssssssssssssssssssss
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• United States
24 Jun 10
quita please check my response. Your discussion gives a completely wrong idea as to what this "lottery" really is. It does NOT just hand out green cards to winners. You seem to have over reacted to this without researching it. Not just sensationalizing it. As a one time legal immigrant who had a green card I can understand what this "lottery" really means.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
25 Jun 10
after reading what whiteheather wrote I do now remeber this lottery being here for a long time. and yes seems to me that the illeagles that are here probably wont go for this as they probably are afraid like Whiteheatehr says . Now I know WHiteheather came in the right way and passed everything to be a citizen thats what we need here people to do it the right way. Think the feds should protect our borders ore effectively too. and we have had the law up for years that Arizona is now trying to do and think more states should follow siut
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
24 Jun 10
Hi Quita... I have checked the link... It is not a Govt site... There is nothing official about it... I suspect it is a pathetic attempt of some spammer to exploit people... Or maybe, it is some sort of 'immigration agency' trying to get more customers to their business... I don't believe that US govt will ever do something weird like that.... Take care and have fun!!!!
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@quita88 (3716)
• United States
24 Jun 10
I was fairly sure the site was not legit but still it's out there for all to see and take advantage of it indeed it is real. I am sorry but with all the things that our new President has done to our country I can see where this could be a real thing. I appreciate your input.. and true enough you could be right but still the percentages do not lean in that favor. The people of this US are taking some beatings due to our government allowing illegals into our country. I can see how an illegal with no green card( I also understand the cards are not green anymore...) but they would happily jump on this subject and try to get a years worth of US treatment which in fact our new President is making great strides to see to it these illegals are treated with more respect than us US citizens are. I hope this is a hoax and guess we won't know ........... It is just sad that our country has turned into a traitor to its own citizens... Thanks for responding. I 'll get to your other mails in a while ! Hugs, quita
• United States
24 Jun 10
PLEASE! read my response (#3) It is legitimate but I have given a better link. It IS a government sponsored. It is not a hoax but this discussion has been sensationalized to give a completely WRONG, inflaming interpretation of what this program really means.
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@llbo1981 (1242)
• China
25 Jun 10
As we all known,lottery is hard to win.So you will invest much money on lottery,at last,you get nothing.And you lost your money which spend in your daily life.It is a waste of money to spend on the lottery to win a green card of USA.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Jun 10
I went to see, & I'm having trouble believing my eyes! It's just the latest outrage in an already overly-long list... Sigh... How I wish there were some new continent we sane folks could move to & get away from this abomination happening to our once-free country! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHH! Maggiepie Thomas Jefferson: " ...democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work & give to those who would not."
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Jun 10
That's a scam? Okay, but I went & read Whiteheather's link, & I fail to understand how the legitimate site is really better. I think we need to set a moratorium on ALL immigration until we get our nation's borders straightened out. Just my tuppence... Maggiepie Thomas Jefferson: "...democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work & give to those who would not."
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
27 Jun 10
Happy Sunday, Maggie pie :)I was hoping someone would see this the way I did ! thanks! I too thought it was sad. Whiteheather did her best to explain it's actually a good thing.... Lady Marissa got up in arms with me........ I was simply trying to point out to members as yourself there a sites out there that are either scams and will hurt our country due to fraudulent ways of gaining personal ino. or it is a valid site and what has our US of A come to............... Still to each his own. I have my own ideas and you have reinforced them............. Will get to your next respones super duper quick but a big old thanks for reinforcing ME. quita
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@quita88 (3716)
• United States
27 Jun 10
ONce again, real or a scam the truth is in our current state of affairs that immigration must take a back seat til we as a nation figure out what is going on............. I did attempt a stab at our President on this site was told he had nothing to do with this site. I fail to see the relevance..................but all the same it looks like a government site doesn't it? I do believe I have my rights , as stupid as they might seem to some to show what I've found in my surfing the web for interesting pieces of wisdom that should be checked out by my fellow mylot members. I am of the mind that this site is legit and an attempt to bring in more illegals.......... and not a good idea........ Have a great Sunday Maggie. quita
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@doug37 (83)
• United States
27 Jun 10
What? are you for real!!!!
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
27 Jun 10
I'm lost......of course I'm real.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Jun 10
Wha...?? Hey Doug! Are YOU for real? You need to explain your question! Maggiepie "Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." ~ William Pitt
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
27 Jun 10
Thanks Maggie...........hugs, as always , quita
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Jun 10
quita 88 I think this site is a hoax as its too brightly decorated and too some things in the registration just do not add up.i think its probably a vile way for a spammer or spammers to make some illegal money. I think if this were legal it would not be done like that at all and it would have shown up in some of our US newspapers and on the television news too. this is all news to me. I do think its a hoax.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
25 Jun 10
God Bless you Hatley! As you can read there are many who have different ideas on this discussion and the site itself. I too thought it was "off the wall" and have since learned that apparently there is such a thing as a lottery for a year of enjoying a green card and staying in our country. I truly thought it had to be an act of our government but was told no........... As I look at the site I see you are right in the fact it is out of context for a legitimate site and more than likely is set up for spammers who are only looking for email addresses and personal information. Amazing isn't it there can be so many different ideas and opinions on this site? I also posted a discussion on the proper protocol on our US flag and have not received as many responses as I had hoped for especially considering the feed back on this lottery site! How weird.. But thanks for giving me some measure of "being on the right track " this morning :) Once again, God bless you !
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
25 Jun 10
I think this is ridiculous, myself! I'm against lotteries, myself, because it's gambling and that's against the bible.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
25 Jun 10
I do think you have the right idea here.... I wish I'd though of that sooner myself. As you might see there are several thoughts on this site. But as you say it's against the bible... hadn't thought of it that way. And I do thank you for bringing that issue up. Have a great nite. quita88
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
25 Jun 10
You too!
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
3 Jul 10
This particular site is most likely a scam. But the real Visa lottery is nothing new. Lottery has been used for Visas by the U.S. government for a very long time. Been that way since I can remember.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
3 Jul 10
I didn't know that but do now. Thanks for the info tho.