The U.S. Department of State began online registration for the 2015 Diversity Visa (DV) program on October 1st. Registration will end on Saturday, November 2, 2012. This year Applicants may include their same-sex spouses in their applications.
As the Senate prepares to debate immigration reform next week, there are many doubts about whether reform will be able to get enough votes. However, it seems the bigger question is whether the bill (or any immigration reform bill) will be able to survive the Republican-controlled House.
This morning the so-called “Gang of Eight,” a bipartisan group of senators, released the text of their highly anticipated proposal for comprehensive immigration reform.
The 844 page bill, titled the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” attempts to enhance border security, create a pathway to permanent residence for some of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants currently in the U.S., and overhaul the current U.S. immigration system.