THE Green Card Lottery — also known as the Diversity Immigrant Visa — is a programme designed to diversity the immigrant population of the United States.Donald Trump called for the system to be scrapped in the wake of the New York truck terror attack, which was believed to be carried out by an Uzbeck-born lottery recipient.The US Green Card Lottery or Diversity Immigrant Visa is a programme that dishes out 50,000 Permanent Resident Cards to immigrants in the United States every year.They are doled out to selected applicants from countries with low rates of immigration into the US over the preceding five years.Applicants must have been born in an eligible country and have at least a high school education or two years' work experience in a job that requires at least two years' training or experience.They must not have a criminal background, have basic means of support and also be in good health.Country of birth, not country of residence, is what is used to determine who can … [Read more...] about What is the US Green Card Lottery and why does Donald Trump want to end the permanent residency scheme?
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ANXIOUS voters will see the US Presidential Election go down to the wire, pundits predicted last nightFormer First Lady Hillary Clinton, 69, was holding a lead of between three and six percentage points in key polls taken across America.But rival Donald Trump, 70, was making late gains in a clutch of swing states — crucial to deciding who gets the keys to the White House — following the FBI’s Clinton email probe.And he claimed the election result would be “Brexit plus plus plus” in a last-ditch plea to motivate voters. Speaking in Florida, the Republican added: “Good luck. Get out there. I did my thing. Tomorrow’s going to be a historic day.”Election experts have calculated that the FBI investigation launched 11 days before voting halved Clinton’s lead.But her campaign received a boost just two days before polls opened when FBI director James Comey announced they had found no criminal wrongdoing for a second time.SunBets currently … [Read more...] about As US goes to the polls today result is on a knife-edge as race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump goes down to the wire
Days after protests forced the Republican front-runner to cancel a rally in Chicago, Donald Trump has suffered a significant defeat in Ohio's key primary. John Kasich, the moderate governor of Ohio, managed to pull ahead in the neck-and-neck race on Tuesday, denying Trump all 66 delegates under the state's winner-take-all rules. The billionaire reality television star's loss in Ohio slows, although it does not halt, his steady march toward the Republican nomination. "Losing Ohio means he'll have to deal with Kasich for a little bit longer, but it doesn't end the process," said David Nevin, a US politics expert at the University of Cincinnati. "The way the map and the way the winner-take-all rules are set up, it's going to get easier and easier for Trump to roll up big delegate totals from here on out," said Nevin. 'Trump would get us into war' Ohio Republican voters like Frank Beierle found Trump's style too harsh for the presidency. The 69-year-old retired mechanic cast his … [Read more...] about Loss in Ohio slows Trump’s march to Republican nomination
Exit polls cited by multiple US broadcasters reported Wednesday victories for the two front runners, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Trump was aiming to dominate across the board and deal another setback to establishment Republicans who fear his campaign could lead the party to defeat in the November elections. Republican Party hopeful Florida Senator Marco Rubio conceded his loss and ended his campaign after Trump captured his home state. "While it is not God's plan that I will be president in 2016 or ever," Rubio told supporters in Miami, "do not give in to the fear, do not give in to the frustration." Trump's closest challenger nationally remains Senator Ted Cruz of Texas a favorite of the conservative Tea Party movement. But the strongest rival of the evening was Ohio Governor John Kasich who clawed to victory in his home state despite a distant showing in other races. Republican Party leaders hope a Trump loss in any state could breath new life into … [Read more...] about US primary wins projected for Trump and Clinton in Florida as Rubio drops out
Trump, the billionaire businessman, now faces a three-way struggle for the Republican nomination with Ohio Governor John Kasich and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. Senator Marco Rubio dropped out of the race after a decisive defeat by Trump in his home state of Florida. "After tonight, it is clear that while we are on the right side, this year we will not be on the winning side," Rubio told supporters as announced he was quitting the race. "I ask the American people - do not give into the fear, do not give into the frustration," he said, taking a parting shot at Trump's rhetoric. Kasich clings on after Ohio win But Kasich, who has trailed in most contests to date, won all 66 of Ohio's delegates. The result gives new hope to establishment Republicans battling to deny Trump the nomination and block him from capturing the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination. "We know that we need to unite this country and be Americans and not spend our time dividing people in this country," … [Read more...] about US primaries in five states give Trump and Clinton more wins