Green Card Lottery- Final One?

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Laurence Canter

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Apr 12, 1994, 3:40:42 AM4/12/94
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Green Card Lottery 1994 May Be The Last One!
THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED.

The Green Card Lottery is a completely legal program giving away a
certain annual allotment of Green Cards to persons born in certain
countries. The lottery program was scheduled to continue on a
permanent basis. However, recently, Senator Alan J Simpson
introduced a bill into the U. S. Congress which could end any future
lotteries. THE 1994 LOTTERY IS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE
SOON, BUT IT MAY BE THE VERY LAST ONE.

PERSONS BORN IN MOST COUNTRIES QUALIFY, MANY FOR
FIRST TIME.

The only countries NOT qualifying are: Mexico; India; P.R. China;
Taiwan, Philippines, North Korea, Canada, United Kingdom (except
Northern Ireland), Jamaica, Domican Republic, El Salvador and
Vietnam.

Lottery registration will take place soon. 55,000 Green Cards will be
given to those who register correctly. NO JOB IS REQUIRED.

THERE IS A STRICT JUNE DEADLINE. THE TIME TO START IS
NOW!!

For FREE information via Email, send request to
cs...@indirect.com


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cs...@indirect.com telephone (602)661-3911 Fax (602) 451-7617

Adrian Preston

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Apr 12, 1994, 9:47:23 AM4/12/94
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Laurence Canter (ni...@indirect.com) wrote:
: Green Card Lottery 1994 May Be The Last One!

: THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED.

Adi gapes at the new poster on the wall which seems to be appearing all
over the place. Being British, he doesn't understand a word of it of course
and would like clarification.

He notices the deadline, and grins. 'It's certainly fortunate that all
these prospective immigrants have net access.' He says to no-one in
particular, 'Or they'd miss the deadline.'

: The Green Card Lottery is a completely legal program giving away a

: certain annual allotment of Green Cards to persons born in certain
: countries. The lottery program was scheduled to continue on a
: permanent basis. However, recently, Senator Alan J Simpson
: introduced a bill into the U. S. Congress which could end any future
: lotteries. THE 1994 LOTTERY IS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE
: SOON, BUT IT MAY BE THE VERY LAST ONE.

'Now I may be being enormously stupid here, but is this really saying
that the people who can stay in America are drawn out of a hat? No. Surely
not. But 'lottery'? Does that include families in a single ticket? Do people
get free gifts through the door of cheap imitation jewelry, and insincere
form letters saying 'Enter the lottery! A green card can be yours!' Do people
cheat? Is senator Simpson any relation of Homer's? Can the entire population
of France take a cheap flight to New York for the day, register on the lottery
and live in America. ( Hmm....Maybe that's not a bad idea. Our sheep would
have life a lot easier. )'

: PERSONS BORN IN MOST COUNTRIES QUALIFY, MANY FOR
: FIRST TIME.

: The only countries NOT qualifying are: Mexico; India; P.R. China;
: Taiwan, Philippines, North Korea, Canada, United Kingdom (except
: Northern Ireland),

'Why not just say Great Britain?'

: Jamaica, Domican Republic, El Salvador and
: Vietnam.

'That's an interesting selection of exempt countries. Were they drawn out of
a hat too? That's me out, but I'm not surprised GBR has been omitted, the
huge lack of British people registering for a green card would probably
embarass the American government.'

: Lottery registration will take place soon. 55,000 Green Cards will be

: given to those who register correctly. NO JOB IS REQUIRED.

'Register correctly? As in fill out the form and pay a small consultancy fee
to Canter and Siegel, Immigration Attorneys.'

: THERE IS A STRICT JUNE DEADLINE. THE TIME TO START IS
: NOW!!

: For FREE information via Email, send request to
: cs...@indirect.com

Adi smiles slightly cynically: 'You mean that this isn't an advert disguised
as public information then?'

: --

: *****************************************************************
: Canter & Siegel, Immigration Attorneys
: 3333 E Camelback Road, Ste 250, Phoenix AZ 85018 USA
: cs...@indirect.com telephone (602)661-3911 Fax (602) 451-7617

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Alan Flesch

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Apr 12, 1994, 10:05:32 AM4/12/94
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ni...@indirect.com (Laurence Canter) writes:

>Lottery registration will take place soon. 55,000 Green Cards will be
>given to those who register correctly. NO JOB IS REQUIRED.

"Oh Boy!" Alan says. "I can stop living my horrible double existance as
an illegal alien (y'all didn't know didja?) from the State of Disillusion...

(Or is it a state of Denial? Or the State of Total Confusion...?)

Alan(aj)

Clare West

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Apr 12, 1994, 6:21:51 PM4/12/94
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fle...@phakt.usc.edu (Alan Flesch) writes:
>te_...@king.ac.uk (Adrian Preston) writes:

>>'Why not just say Great Britain?'

>"Because not a lot of people here in the U.S. know the meaning of all the
>different titles for the various parts of the British lands. Let me take a
>stab at this...

>England: -- just the middle 1/3 (I know it's larger than the others but I
>am speaking only spatially rather than quantitatively) of the Island.

>the United Kingdom : England, Scotland, Wales

>Great Britain : U.K. + North Ireland, and various island groups local to
>the British Isle. (but excluding Ireland)

I think you got those last two round the wrong way.

>The Commonwealth : Add dominions (Canada and Australia, isn't it, and some
>others... -- I'm not really good with the dominions...)

Well I don't think any of the other Commonwealth countries are part of
the British Lands any more. And we haven't been Dominions for quite a
long time. But there's a whole stack of Commonwealth countries. I
couldn't possibly begin to list them -- so I'll use the excuse someone
used when Flanders asked the Commonwealth office "The files in the
other office"

clare
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Thinking of Maud you forget everything else. -- hack v1.0.3
Who was that Maud person anyway? -- nethack v3.1.0

Adrian Preston

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Apr 13, 1994, 9:00:14 AM4/13/94
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: >'Now I may be being enormously stupid here, but is this really saying

: >that the people who can stay in America are drawn out of a hat? No. Surely
: >not. But 'lottery'? Does that include families in a single ticket?

: "As a matter of fact, " Alan coughs discreetly, "Yes. It does mean that the
: names are drawn randomly. (Sort of like the Selected Service (aka draft))

'You're kidding. Lawks, and I thought that Britain's immigration laws were
stupid.'

: the United Kingdom : England, Scotland, Wales

: Great Britain : U.K. + North Ireland, and various island groups local to
: the British Isle. (but excluding Ireland)

'The other way around old horse.'

GB = England, wales and Scotland
UK = GB + Northern Ireland + bits and bobs

: >Adi smiles slightly cynically: 'You mean that this isn't an advert disguised
: >as public information then?'

: "I don't think it is. Really. Because the form is very simple to fill out
: and this is an Amnesty rather than a regularized Citizenship drive (which
: is a different process...)

'I'll have to disagree with you there Alan. I don't think that Cantor and
Siegel, Immigration Attorneys (tm) would do this sort of thing for public
edification with no returns.'

'As another poster posted on a different group (and I quote) 'It's sort of
the technological equivalent of ambulance chasing.''

Jeff Billman

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Apr 15, 1994, 10:13:02 AM4/15/94
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fle...@phakt.usc.edu (Alan Flesch) writes:

>"Oh Boy!" Alan says. "I can stop living my horrible double existance as
>an illegal alien (y'all didn't know didja?) from the State of Disillusion...

>(Or is it a state of Denial? Or the State of Total Confusion...?)

Or even the states of Arizona and Tennessee where, with any luck, Mr.
Canter will soon be disbarred.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this practice unethical and/or illegal?

We now return you to your regularly scheduled discussion.
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Tim Nemec

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Apr 15, 1994, 12:16:30 PM4/15/94
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In article <jbillma.766419182@bgsuvax>, jbi...@bgsu.edu (Jeff Billman) writes:

>Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this practice unethical and/or illegal?

Unethical? Yes. A clear violation of acceptable use policies? Yes.
Slimey? Yes. Is is "slimeballs" like these that give all lawyers a bad
name? Yes. Illegal? Unclear.

(see the excellent ongoing discussions in news.admin.misc, misc.legal and
5000 other groups)

Also, Internet Direct, Inc, Canter's Internet service provider has
set up a gopher to provide information about this event.

see gopher.indirect.com

Springer

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Apr 18, 1994, 1:40:36 PM4/18/94
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In article <2ogqcu$8...@mercury.king.ac.uk> te_...@king.ac.uk (Adrian Preston) writes:
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>: "I don't think it is. Really. Because the form is very simple to fill out
>: and this is an Amnesty rather than a regularized Citizenship drive (which
>: is a different process...)

Springer (cynically):

"Yes, a citizenship drive is where they get on horses and chase you to
the edge of a cliff. If you survive the fall, you get to be a citizen."

Springer, who holds a low opinion of INS.

Moses

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