On Tuesday, the INS conducted its Diversity Lottery (also known as the Green Card Lottery). The purpose of this lottery is to increase diversity in the United States by randomly selecting entrants to receive Green Cards. This year, the INS instituted a new electronic application where entrants must submit their information on-line and provide a digital photograph of themselves. This should make the lottery much more efficient and reduce errors. And I'm sure all the villagers in Central Africa have internet-ready iBooks hooked up in their thatched huts. Right next to the hole in the ground they use for a toilet.
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