Green Card


After 20 Years, A Green Card Reunites Mother And Daughter

Monday, November 25, 2013

The federal government grants a prized 2 inch by 3 inch document – a green card – to a million people a year. Two thirds are family members of U.S. citizens and permanent residents. But the legal path to this coveted document is often arduous and long. On a recent day, one family reached the end of that journey after almost 20 years.

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Coveted Green Cards Now Within Reach For Gay Couples

Monday, November 11, 2013

When the Supreme Court struck down the key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act in June, it was a moment of jubilation for same-sex binational couples. Many immediately applied to sponsor their spouses for green cards. WNYC’s Mirela Iverac was there as one couple took the final step in that process.



The Takeaway

A Losing Ticket to the American Dream

Monday, June 27, 2011

For two decades millions of people overseas have dreamed of winning a visa to the United States in the diversity visa program. Fifteen million people applied this years, in the hope of winning one of 50,000 working visas or green cards in the random lottery.

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The Takeaway

Fifteen Million Hopefuls Apply for 50,000 Spots in Green Card Lottery

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It's official: millions of people around the world still want to live in the U.S.A. A record-breaking 15,000,000 people have applied to the annual Green Card Lottery for 2012 — an opportunity that is only open to 50,000 winners. We talk to Munkiwe Wadak, a Nigerian marketing officer who has applied for the Green Card three times, about what opportunities he hopes our nation holds for him and his family.

We also talk to Marc Rosenblum, a senior policy analyst at the Migration Policy Institute, about how the whole lottery process works.

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